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Table 7 Student ratings of individual laboratory modules as important to understanding tools used by biological anthropologists to understand concepts of evolution and human variation

From: Correcting misconceptions about evolution: an innovative, inquiry-based introductory biological anthropology laboratory course improves understanding of evolution compared to instructor-centered courses

Laboratory module Lab # # Ratings % “Very Useful” ratings
Forensics 2: DNA Fingerprinting 8 41 82.93
Human Variation: Anthropometry 11 36 77.78
Human Genetic Adaptation: ELISA 10 40 75.00
Tree Building and Primate Classification 3 41 73.17
Osteology and Forensics 5 43 65.12
Genes and Variation 2 45 62.22
Hominin ID 2: Skulls, Teeth, and Diet 7 36 55.56
Primate Anatomy and Locomotion 4 43 51.16
Hominid ID 1: Bipedalism 6 40 50.00
Population History and Ancestry 9 36 47.22
Evolution and Scientific Thinking 1 46 34.78