Trace the Scientific Method in a Primary Research Scientific Article
What is the overall hypothesis
of this experiment?
In the Materials and Methods
section of the paper, the authors discuss the cell culture and treatment
conditions. What was the control group treated with in this section
(make sure to look only at the Cell Culture and Treatment section of the
Again, looking only at the Cell
Culture and Treatment section, what was the experimental group treated
In the Results section of the
paper, the authors clearly summary their multiple findings. In the
“EGCG Reduces Growth of Pre-existing Tumors Derived from SUM-149
Stem-like Cells” results sub-section, the authors report a specific
finding. What specific result do the researchers report?
Did the researchers follow the
scientific method in their experimental design? Explain
Based on the results, was the
hypothesis supported, and what can you conclude from this experiment?