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Science Information Cycle: The Scientist


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The Scientist

Student in lab. Courtesy of UCI Communications.

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A scientist must be able to:

  1. Discover what is already known about a topic and what remains to be discovered.
  2. Share research so that others can understand what was done, how it was done, what the results were, and why they are important.
  3. Stay up-to-date on current research in his/her field using relevant information to conceive of new ideas and design new experiments.
  • Locate and access relevant background information.
  • Find out who is working (or has worked) in a particular field.
  • Decide where to share a new discovery so that interested scientists will find it and read about it.
  • Read newsletters, reports, articles, and RSS feeds.
  • Attend conferences and professional meetings.

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