Print out a hard copy of the first five research summary pages from the website Major Affective Disorders (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/omim/125480).
As you read the selection, conduct a scavenger hunt for phrases that reference research methods. Use a highlighter to mark the phrases you find.
Phrases that reference types of research:
[there are many more]
Additional Scavenger Hunt
Locations mentioned where genetic research into Major Affective Disorder has been studied:
Denmark; Canada; Faroe Islands; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; Central Valley of Costa Rica; Iceland; the United Kingdom; Australia; Scotland
Use of the word “suggested” to describe study findings:
Variations of the word “suggest” are used more than 20 times in the first 5 pages. Other qualifying, non-definitive phrases include:
Note: the word “proved” does not appear in this research summary
Use of phrases that suggest a disconfirmed hypothesis:
Page 4 has a number of such phrases, including: