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Reflective Questions: Comparing Dose/Response Curves

Directions: Answer the following questions and post your responses within your class’s online collaborative tool for all of your classmates to review.
Then, review your classmates’ responses and comment on at least three of them.

What dose/response curve would you measure in order to evaluate the effects of salt on crops? In particular,

  1. Which variable(s) would you manipulate experimentally? In other words: what specific quantity would you measure and plot on the X-axis of the dose/response curve?

  2. Which biological response(s) would you measure? In other words: what specific quantity would you measure and plot on the Y-axis of the dose/response curve?


Take your thoughts about your experimental system a step further by posting your critique of the experiments posted by your classmates.  Respond with comments to three of your classmates' posts on the online collaborative tool, addressing the following issues:

  1. Compared with others, are these methods more or less practical? (Think: cost, time, resources?)

  2. Compared with others, are these methods more or less sensitive?