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Nature Masterclass Course – Experiments from Idea to Design


Experiments: From Idea to Design’ equips you with the right tools to help develop, plan, and refine robust, impactful experiments. You will cover all the core concepts of experimental design and discover strategies to complete the full process of developing a research motivation, formulating hypotheses, assembling an experimental plan, and utilizing it.

What you’ll learn

  • The benefits of honing your experimental design skills before embarking on full-scale experiments
  • How to develop research motivations, identify assumptions, and formulate hypotheses
  • How to select the precise methods, tools, techniques, and protocols you need to answer your research question
  • How to refine and make use of your experimental design

This is a course in the Nature Masterclasses, for which Penn has an institutional subscription. For a broad overview and guide to accessing the courses, see Nature Masterclasses: Overview.

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