Reading Scientific Papers Critically

February 2, 2018

KateBaldwin

Fawn nursing from it's mother

I was recently asked to read a scientific paper (Survival and Movement of Rehabilitated White-Tailed Deer Fawns in Connecticut by Scott Williams and Michael Gregonis, 2015) that is actively being used to make policy decisions across the country regarding the rehabilitation of orphaned deer. I found that this paper is being unjustly applied to very different situations than those researched in the paper. I have written a detailed review/critique of the paper, here.