Motivating and Shaping Scientific Argumentation in Lab Reports

Gouvea, Julia

Appleby, Lara

Fu, Liren

Wagh, Aditi


  • Writing a lab report can be an opportunity for students to engage in scientific thinking. Yet students’ lab reports often do not exhibit evidence of such engagement. Students’ writing can appear focused on “filling in” required components and reporting on predetermined conclusions. We conducted a design experiment in an introductory biology laboratory course and examined the impact on students’ ... read more
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  • Gouvea, J., Appleby, L., Fu, L., & Wagh, A. (2022). Motivating and shaping scientific argumentation in lab reports. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 21(4), ar71.
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