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Experimental Design for Conservation Research Webinar

Free Webinar

July 14, 2016

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SCIENTIFIC METHOD AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN IN PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION RESEARCH

Instructor: Chandra L. Reedy
July 14, 2016
Broadcast from the laboratories of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)
9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. central

Introduction

PART I — SCIENTIFIC METHOD
Platt’s analysis of progress in scientific research
Thinking: Fermi and Pasteur
Steps in the research cycle
Multiple hypotheses and creativity

PART II — BASIC CONCEPTS OF EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
Advantages of formal experimental designs
Object protocols
Selection methods
Real or facsimile
Replicates
Measurement protocols
Variable types
Repeated readings
Repeated measurements
Avoidance of bias through randomization and blinding
Treatment protocols
Selection of test factors
Controls
Randomization
PART III — MULTIPLE OBJECT DESIGNS
Using a design check sheet and research design flow chart
Case studies of multiple group designs in conservation

PART IV — SINGLE OBJECT STUDIES; DESIGN VARIATIONS
Introduction to concept of single object studies
Case studies of conservation applications of single object studies
Screening experiments
Treatment trials

NCPTT and the Center for Historic Architectural Research and Design will offer a free live interactive webinar on experimental design for conservation research. This webinar will be recorded and available afterwards on the NCPTT website.

JOIN WEBEX MEETING
https://ncptt.webex.com/ncptt/j.php?MTID=m4a86469b3379f762c8557b21b0714427
Meeting number (access code): 624 021 836
Meeting password: 71457

Any questions about the webinar please contact Jason Church at jason_church@contractor.nps.gov or 318-356-7444

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