How to Read a Paper

This video resource introduces a step-by-step model for reading any scientific paper and demonstrates how to use it on an example paper, comparing it to a review article in the same field. The examples are based on recent research into whether the nature of adipocytes (fat cells) could be changed so that what we eat can be turned into heat instead of fat.   

This resource is an extract from King’s College London’s Scientific Writing KOOC – an online course for second year Bioscience undergraduates, and will be helpful to anyone who is inexperienced in interpreting primary research papers. 

The material was developed by Dr Alison Snape, Head of Biochemistry Teaching, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, with The Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning

Allow about 2 hours to complete the full resource, including reading the example papers.

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