Exercises – Descriptive

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Now that you know a little bit about descriptive methods, you might be ready to try some of the preparatory exercises listed below. (If, however, you feel you don’t yet know enough about descriptive research methods then please re-visit the About page). The exercises below are designed to help you build important approaches, abilities, awarenesses, competencies, skills, and sensitivities related to doing descriptive scientific work.


In this exercise, Dr. Merritt would like you to make your way through a short Google Slides presentation he put together. It lists reasons why he thinks learning descriptive scientific methods are useful. It’s likely that the information on at least one of these slides will be useful to you when writing the introduction section of one of your two written Descriptive Reports [insert link to page].

Additional exercises forthcoming…

Last updated: July 2019