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Examine the different methods of scientific communication

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Transfer-Encoding: chunked ´╗┐The method of scientific communication I will be investigating will be laboratory notebooks. Laboratory notebooks are used to write down results and any findings that are found during an experiment. Many scientists use these because they are quick and easy to use, this is done by using a pen or a pencil to write down any results that are found during the experiment as well as any changes that may be made throughout the experiment. The laboratory notebook also includes timings and other important notes of how the experiment was carried out. The target audience of the laboratory notebook are other scientists and people who seek the results. The target audience is limited due to the importance of secrecy, this is so the results are kept safe and among only people who are eligible to know about the results. A laboratory notebook is a good method of communication because the results are noted as soon as they are found. This shows they are reliable and can be used as secondary evidence. ...read more.

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Emails are used in a large amount of scientific workplaces, emails can be used in schools were teachers will email and confer results with one another as well as in a science laboratory. Emails are sent from one person to another which contains information that the person needs to know. This way of communication is easy as it is direct and contains only information that is needed. By communicating by emails scientists and colleagues can communicate with one another after work hours this can be important as it may be necessary to discuss the next day?s experiments and risk assessments that may be needed to carried out. The target audience of emails are of a very limited amount and are only used a way of communication when directly communicating with someone. Emailing is a good method of communication because it can be used 24/7 and is fast and direct. Emailing can be done out of working hours and any time of the day, it can also be used to directly send results and discuss lesson plans or experiments as well as risk assessments. ...read more.

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This type of communication is good as it may be two people working together that may need to form a method etc. One to ones can be biased if both are agreeing to similar things. Comparison between an electron microscope and a light microscope. I will be discussing the difference between the two microscopes. A light microscope is used to see living or dead specimens whereas an electron microscope can only see dead specimens. Light rays are used in a light microscope to illuminate the specimen and see it more clearly whereas an electron microscope uses an electron bean which is produced by the cathode. The light microscope is easy and the technique is easy to follow whereas the electron microscope has a high level of technical skills needed to use it. The electron microscope operates at a high vacuum whereas with a light microscope no vacuum is needed. The eye pieces used for a light microscope are made out of glass whereas an electron microscopes lenses are electromagnet. The electron microscope has a higher magnification that a light microscope. ...read more.

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