Ascientist is observing a rare monkey in the jungle, and the monkey begins exhibiting an odd behavior. the scientist thinks this behavior may not have been observed in this species before, but he is not certain. the scientist records video of the behavior and takes many detailed notes.
the scientist becomes very excited about his finding and plans to share it with other scientists. the best way for him to communicate and defend his finding would be to
Confirm that the behavior has not been observed before, and then present his finding in a report.
A would be incorrect because he wouldn't if the behavior was recorded before.
B would be incorrect because there is a chance that no one would ask him about his trip in the jungle
D would be incorrect because you cannot find a new discovery if it has already been found before
The correct answer is option C. "Confirm that the behavior has not been observed before, and then present his finding in a report".
Novelty, is one of the most important features that a scientific report must have in order to be relevant. In this case, a scientist has observed a rare monkey with an odd behavior. However, the scientist is not certain that this behavior has been seen before. If the scientist wants to communicate and defend his finding, first he must confirm that the monkey's behavior is novel, and then present his finding in a scientific report.