Exploring scientific research articles in the classroom
By Miriam Ossevoort, Marcel Koeneman and Martin Goedhart
Scientists use research articles to communicate their research findings and scientific claims. These articles are not just factual reports of experimental work; the authors also try to convince the reader that their argument is correct. It is now easier than ever to read the original research behind science stories in the media, as more and more articles are being made freely available through open-access publishing.