The Plymouth Student Scientist
- The Plymouth Student Scientist
Welcome to The Plymouth Student Scientist! This is an electronic journal showcasing excellence in undergraduate student research from the University of Plymouth's STEM disciplines. This online journal is the main output of a HEFCE-funded project, to support and develop research-informed teaching at the University of Plymouth.
The e-journal seeks to make the research process more accessible and explicit, by highlighting examples of good practice from across the STEM disciplines. It also aims to support both staff and student involvement, by acting as a teaching tool for staff and as a vehicle to promote and share student research activities.
It is hoped that the journal will encourage students to become more reflective and critical of their own research skills as they consider the work of their peers. It is with this aim in mind that all articles are presented, largely, in their original state complete with imperfections. In addition, we hope the journal will enable students to see a range of research activities and potential collaborations with staff at the University, encouraging further dialogue and enquiries. We welcome comments regarding this e-journal.
- Editorial Team
- Dr Jason Truscott (Principle contact and Editor)
- Dr Karen Gresty (Founder, Editor and Associate Dean Teaching & Learning - Faculty of Science and Engineering)
- University of Plymouth Press
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(University of Plymouth, 2008)The foraging behaviour of the green shore crabs, Carcinus maenas, of 24-26mm carapace width was observed over a 6 day starvation period. Edible mussels, Mytilus edulis, for each millimetre interval from 5-25mm were used ...
(University of Plymouth, 2008)The principal aim of this study was to determine whether cardiovascular health, assessed by resting systolic and diastolic blood pressure and resting heart rate, was affected by exercise type (golf vs. tennis) and associated ...
Do Anxiety Level and Anxiety-Related Content Affect Accuracy and Endorsement Rate on Syllogistic Reasoning by Increasing Reliance on Belief-Biased Heuristic Processing? (University of Plymouth, 2008)This study used an adaptation of the belief bias paradigm and correlational analyses to investigate the effects of validity, believability, content, and anxiety level on syllogistic reasoning in a sample comprised of ...
(University of Plymouth, 2008)This paper analyses the evolution of the bottom boundary layer observed over a flood tide in the Plymouth Sound in June 2006. The overview of the energy budget associated with turbulence is presented in which an estimation ...
(University of Plymouth, 2008)The Solent sea breeze was studied from May-August 2006, wind speed, direction, air and sea temperature and humidity data recorded at Bramble Bank and Dockhead was provided by the hydrographer’s office in Southampton. A ...
Environmental Variables and Macroinvertebrate Community Structure in Drainage Ditches on the Somerset Levels (University of Plymouth, 2008)1. Studies of macroinvertebrate assemblages have tended to find relationships between environmental variables and the species present in the assemblage. Here, I looked at the relationship between assemblages and environmental ...
An Analysis of Dieting Methods, Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Weight Perceptions and Family Meals, in Female Adolescents (University of Plymouth, 2008)OBJECTIVES: The overall aim of the study was to examine relationships between dieting, ethnic origin and fruit and vegetable intake in adolescent girls, and to determine any difference in fruit and vegetable intake and ...
(University of Plymouth, 2008)There is great debate as to the way in which preference and performance measures of handedness are related. Some suggest that they are separable dimensions (e.g. Porac & Coren, 1981), however a bulk of evidence suggests ...