•Within your scientific report you are required to critically appraise the methods and materials used to obtain the raw data presented (do not present materials and methods in normal scientific report format)

•Balanced Evaluation – are materials/methods adequate and relevant?

•Factors to consider –  

•Study design / reproducibility  

•Number of variables investigated

•Number of tests undertaken / number of replicates

•Strengths and weaknesses

•Value to the study

•Proposed changes to enhance data/findings

•Other?