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Literature Review

Postby reyrey12 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:35 pm

Hi everyone, I will be popping popcorn-three brands and the measures being which brand has the most popped corn. As I am trying to bring all this together,
and at this point; in the Literature review section of my experiment I have to cite at least 2 other studies that I can summarize and draw a connection with these external studies and my study. My school recommended completed online (projects) studies found on Science Buddies site. I don't have a problem reviewing, summarizing and drawing a connection, but I don't know how to find them? I am bouncing around this site and I need find to some completed projects that I can compare/Contrast with my Popcorn popping Experiment. Thank You so much Raymond

Craig Bridge; Thank You so much for the direction in regards to my question on Relevance.
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Re: Literature Review

Postby staryl13 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:46 pm

Hi!
It's great that your school recommends ScienceBuddies! To answer your question, I'm not sure that ScienceBuddies has projects that fit your specific criteria, so I went online and found a few projects that I think are similar to your project. Perhaps you can cite some of these studies and compare/contrast them with your experiment. I would be interested to know if your results are the same/different than these projects!

http://www.mercer.edu/camps/message/sum ... opcorn.htm

http://www.ncsu.edu/crsc/events/imsm10/ ... netics.pdf <-- this is a more "advanced" paper, and though it is not exactly about how "popped" popcorn is I thought it might be an interesting contrast to show other experiments that are done with popcorn

http://home.ptd.net/~sequoia1/Science/popcorn.htm

http://jrscience.wcp.muohio.edu/nsfall0 ... dents.html

Hope this helps, best of luck!
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