How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper

Author: Björn Gustavii
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139468588
Category: Science
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This second edition of How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper will help both first-time writers and more experienced authors, in all biological and medical disciplines, to present their results effectively. Whilst retaining the easy-to-read and well-structured approach of the previous edition, it has been broadened to include comprehensive advice on writing compilation theses for doctoral degrees, and a detailed description of preparing case reports. Illustrations, particularly graphs, are discussed in detail, with poor examples redrawn for comparison. The reader is offered advice on how to present the paper, where and how to submit the manuscript, and finally, how to correct the proofs. Examples of both good and bad writing, selected from actual journal articles, illustrate the author's advice - which has been developed through his extensive teaching experience - in this accessible and informative guide.

How to Prepare a Scientific Doctoral Dissertation Based on Research Articles

Author: Björn Gustavii
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107311535
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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The article-based thesis is becoming increasingly common, especially in the 'hard' sciences such as biology, medicine and technology, and is beginning to replace the traditional monograph. Format guidelines vary among universities. This is the first book to summarise the main features, showing the PhD student how to prepare a thesis in such a format. The suggestions are highly practical; both its good and bad examples from published theses support the author's wise advice on all aspects of such theses. Poor figures are not only scrutinised in detail but also redrawn for comparison. Guidance also covers the issues of reprint permissions and copyright. This informative and accessible book, from the author of How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper, has been developed through the author's extensive teaching experience in scientific writing and also his experience as a journal editor. It is therefore an indispensable guide to article-based thesis success.

How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper

Author: Robert A Day,Barbara Gastel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521671675
Category: Mathematics
Page: 302
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Guide on writing and submitting a scientific paper for graduates to professionals.

Developing a Talent for Science

Author: Ritsert C. Jansen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139492209
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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Want to make the most of your talent for science? This practical guide for students, postdoctorates and professors offers a unique stepwise approach to help you develop your expertise and become a more productive scientist. Covering topics from giving presentations and writing effectively to prioritising your workload, it provides guidance to enhance your skills and combine them with those of others to your mutual benefit. Learn how to maintain your passion for science, inspire others to develop their abilities and motivate yourself to plan effectively, focus on your goals and even optimise funding opportunities. With numerous valuable tips, real-life stories, novel questionnaires and exercises for self-reflection, this must-read guide provides everything you need to take responsibility for your own personal and professional development.

WissKom 2007

Author: Rafael Ball
Publisher: Forschungszentrum Jülich
ISBN: 3893364595
Category: Communication in science
Page: 300
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Biostatistics for Radiologists

Planning, Performing, and Writing a Radiologic Study
Author: Francesco Sardanelli,Giovanni Di Leo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 8847011337
Category: Medical
Page: 231
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The aim of this book is to present statistical problems and methods in a friendly way to radiologists, emphasizing statistical issues and methods most frequently used in radiological studies (e.g., nonparametric tests, analysis of intra- and interobserver reproducibility, comparison of sensitivity and specificity among different imaging modality, difference between clinical and screening application of diagnostic tests, ect.). The tests will be presented starting from a radiological "problem" and all examples of statistical methods applications will be "radiological".

Fostering Change in Institutions, Environments, and People

A festschrift in Honor of Gavriel Salomon
Author: David C. Berliner,Haggai Kupermintz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135246971
Category: Education
Page: 344
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This volume is comprised of contributions from leading scholars in education and psychology. In part one of the book the authors provide insight into the psychology of change, examining: What factors work as catalysts for change in environments, institutions and people What factors hinder change When change is deemed beneficial In the second part of this volume the authors turn their attention to the issue of peace education. They examine the types of problems that societies and scholars should identify and try to solve in hopes of building more peaceful environments. The final chapter is a biography honoring Professor Gavriel (Gabi) Salomon, a significant contributor to the vast literature on change. This book is appropriate reading for professors, students and academics who are dedicated to fostering change to benefit institutions, environments and people.

Mapping Knowledge Domains

Author: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309092329
Category: Science
Page: 136
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The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis, Second Edition

Author: Jane E. Miller
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022603819X
Category: Reference
Page: 560
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Many different people, from social scientists to government agencies to business professionals, depend on the results of multivariate models to inform their decisions. Researchers use these advanced statistical techniques to analyze relationships among multiple variables, such as how exercise and weight relate to the risk of heart disease, or how unemployment and interest rates affect economic growth. Yet, despite the widespread need to plainly and effectively explain the results of multivariate analyses to varied audiences, few are properly taught this critical skill. The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis is the book researchers turn to when looking for guidance on how to clearly present statistical results and break through the jargon that often clouds writing about applications of statistical analysis. This new edition features even more topics and real-world examples, making it the must-have resource for anyone who needs to communicate complex research results. For this second edition, Jane E. Miller includes four new chapters that cover writing about interactions, writing about event history analysis, writing about multilevel models, and the “Goldilocks principle” for choosing the right size contrast for interpreting results for different variables. In addition, she has updated or added numerous examples, while retaining her clear voice and focus on writers thinking critically about their intended audience and objective. Online podcasts, templates, and an updated study guide will help readers apply skills from the book to their own projects and courses. This continues to be the only book that brings together all of the steps involved in communicating findings based on multivariate analysis—finding data, creating variables, estimating statistical models, calculating overall effects, organizing ideas, designing tables and charts, and writing prose—in a single volume. When aligned with Miller’s twelve fundamental principles for quantitative writing, this approach will empower readers—whether students or experienced researchers—to communicate their findings clearly and effectively.

How to Report Statistics in Medicine

Annotated Guidelines for Authors, Editors, and Reviewers
Author: Thomas Allen Lang,Michelle Secic
Publisher: ACP Press
ISBN: 1930513690
Category: Medical
Page: 490
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How to Report Statistics in Medicine presents a comprehensive and comprehensible set of guidelines for reporting the statistical analyses and research designs and activities commonly used in biomedical research. Containing elements of a reference book, a style manual, a dictionary, an encyclopedia, and a text book, it is the standard guide in the fields of medical writing, scientific publications, and evidence-based medicine throughout the world. Features: Specific, detailed guidelines for reporting and interpreting statistics and research designs and activities in biomedical science. Sample presentations that guide you in reporting statistics correctly and completely. Coverage of current and emerging topics in statistics and trial design. Written by a senior medical writer and a senior biostatistician, the text is both clear and accurate, and the information is complete and pragmatic. Designed for anyone who needs to interpret or report statistics in medicine.

Scientific Writing and Communication

Papers, Proposals, and Presentations
Author: Angelika H. Hofmann, Ph.D.,Instructor for Scientific Writing Angelika Hofmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190278540
Page: 768
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Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations, Third Edition, covers all the areas of scientific communication that a scientist needs to know and master in order to successfully promote his or her research and career. This unique "all-in-one" handbook begins with a discussion of the basic principles of scientific writing style and composition and then applies these principles to writing research papers, review articles, grant proposals, research statements, and resumes, as well as to preparing academic presentations and posters. FEATURES A practical presentation carefully introduces basic writing mechanics before moving into manuscript planning and organizational strategies. Extensive hands-on guidance for composing scientific documents and presentations then follows. Relevant and multidisciplinary examples selected from real research papers and grant proposals by writers ranging from students to Nobel Laureates illustrate clear technical writing and common mistakes that one should avoid. Annotated text passages bring the writing principles and guidelines to life by applying them to real-world, relevant, and multidisciplinary examples. Extensive end-of-chapter exercise sets provide the opportunity to review style and composition principles and encourage readers to apply them to their own writing. Writing guidelines and revision checklists warn scientists against common pitfalls and equip them with the most successful techniques to revise a scientific paper, review article, or grant proposal. The book's clear, easy-to-follow writing style appeals to both native and non-native English speakers; special ESL features also point out difficulties experienced primarily by non-native speakers. Tables and lists of sample sentences and phrases aid in composing different sections of a scientific paper, review article, or grant proposal. Thorough attention to research articles advises readers on composing successful manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals from initial drafting to the response to reviewers. Comprehensive coverage of grant writing guides scientists through the entire process of applying for a grant, from the initial letter of inquiry to proposal revision and submission. "

Publishing and Presenting Clinical Research

Author: Warren S. Browner
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781795067
Category: Medical
Page: 212
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This book is an excellent practical primer for researchers who wish to learn how to organize, present, and publish the results of their research. Written in a crystal-clear style with numerous examples, tables, and figures, the book shows how to produce a successful abstract, poster and/or manuscript for publication. This updated edition reflects the growing use of software in preparing and submitting presentations and publications. The posters and oral presentations chapters have been completely rewritten to cover PowerPoint technology. Emphasis is placed on learning how to create graphics for written research. This edition also includes new clinical examples.

Scientific and Humanistic Dimensions of Language

Festschrift for Robert Lado. On the Occasion of his 70th Birthday
Author: Kurt R. Jankowsky
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027274118
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 614
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The volume has been written by a great variety of scholars and educators. Not only are the authors literally from all four corners of the world; they also represent, in spite of the large body of shared professional viewpoints and objectives, many different, even diverging, approaches, methodologies, and preferences. The papers have been grouped into a number of sections: 1. Language teaching; 2. Bilingualism; 3. Language testing; 4. Contrastive analysis: linguistic and cultural; 5. Language acquisition and performance; 6. Language, thought, and meaning; 7. Linguistic and literary analysis; 8. Lexical and terminological studies; 9. Language policy and language planning.

Science the "write" Way

Author: Jodi Wheeler-Toppen
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936959976
Category: Education
Page: 291
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Writing skills are high on the list of real-world requirements for all studentsOCoincluding science students. Every scientific discipline needs professionals who can ably communicate in writing. Scientists must be able to describe their proposed studies for funding considerations, track their observations and results in their own notes, describe their experimental protocols for their peers to replicate, and synthesize their work to the wider world community."

Effective Writing in Psychology

Papers, Posters,and Presentations
Author: Bernard C. Beins,Agatha M. Beins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111824222X
Category: Psychology
Page: 312
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The second edition of Effective Writing in Psychology helpsusers produce crisp scientific communication, form conciseunambiguous arguments, and render technical information clear andcomprehensible. The new edition incorporates the latest guidelinescontained within the 6th edition of the APAPublication Manual. Clear guidelines on effective writing illustrate how togenerate strong and compelling prose, even when the writing is notaimed at a research audience Incorporates changes to the guidelines contained in the6th edition of the APA publication manual Includes material on how to adapt APA style for posterpresentations using PowerPoint, and for oral presentations Contains a new section on using the Internet to presentresearch papers and a new chapter on conducting a literaturesearch, to guide students through databases, keywords, sources, andconnections between articles Highlights methods for selecting a research topic andorganizing papers Features a sample manuscript showing common deviations fromcorrect APA style and a version demonstrating appropriate use ofAPA style

Writing for Publication in Nursing, Third Edition

Author: Dr. Marilyn H. Oermann,Judith C. Hays
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826119913
Category: Medical
Page: 432
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The ability to communicate in writing is an essential skill, particularly for nurses at the graduate level. This is a bestselling, comprehensive, and widely used resource on writing for nurse clinicians, graduate students, researchers, and faculty. It covers all types of writing that beginning and experienced nurse-authors may be required or choose to do: E-B research papers, journal articles, book chapters, clinical project findings and innovations, and preparing manuscripts for courses and all types of publication, including open access journals. Brimming with helpful examples, the book takes the reader step-by-step through the entire process of writing, from the generation of an idea through searching the nursing literature, preparing an outline, writing and revising a draft, and onward toward disseminating the finished product. This third edition includes an entirely new chapter on writing articles regarding quality improvement studies, and new information about writing for open access publications. It is also replete with practical examples of the type of writing required for successful DNP capstone projects.

Style and Ethics of Communication in Science and Engineering

Author: Jay Dowell Humphrey,Jeffrey W. Holmes
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 1598292986
Category: Science
Page: 139
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Scientists and engineers seek to discover and disseminate knowledge so that it can be used to improve the human condition. Style and Ethics of Communication in Science and Engineering serves as a valuable aid in this pursuit-it can be used as a textbook for undergraduate or graduate courses on technical communication and ethics, a reference book for senior design courses, or a handbook for young investigators and beginning faculty members. In addition to presenting methods for writing clearly and concisely and improving oral presentations, this compact book provides practical guidelines for preparing theses, dissertations, journal papers for publication, and proposals for research funding. Issues of authorship, peer review, plagiarism, recordkeeping, and copyright are addressed in detail, and case studies of research misconduct are presented to highlight the need for proactive attention to scientific integrity. Ample exercises cause the reader to stop and think. Style and Ethics of Communication in Science and Engineering thus motivates the reader to develop an effective, individual style of communication and a personal commitment to integrity, each of which are essential to success in the workplace. Table of Contents: Motivation / Writing Well / Scientific Publications / Proposals and Grant Applications / Oral Communication / Authorship / Recordkeeping / Ownership of Ideas, Data, and Publications

One Child

Author: John Apley,Christopher Ounsted
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521442756
Category: Medical
Page: 189
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'The Cartesian split of human creatures into "psyche" and "soma" has had a profoundly bad influence on the medical care of children.' In fact the concept of psychosomatic disease as a separate entirely false one, there being on illness that does not in some way affect behaviour, and no behaviour which is not in some way mediated by physiological factors. However, the subtleties of our understanding of child illness have gone much further than simply unmasking this false dichotomy. This book will now unveil the parts played by other features of the broader environment - the family, stress, socioeconomic factors - and other predicaments, including that of loving and being loved. To understand the child within these wider terms, the professionals involved in helping the child and the parents must in some way be given a new perspective, a broader view. One Child provides this perspective, stepping outside conventional presentations into the more exciting possibilities of reassessing the influences and rôles of the disease itself and the environment in which it arises. This represents challenge and will inevitably cause controversy, which should itself push the perspectives further.


A Search for Personal Liberation
Author: Dr. Ronald J. Sheehy
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450228097
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 136
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In this soul-searching memoir, Possibilities: A Search for Personal Liberation, Dr. Ronald J. Sheehy, highly respected scientist, teacher and educator, unlocks the door to personal liberation. The key, he observes, is to think critically - to examine, to explore, to question, and to have the courage of your convictions. The memoir is an examination of these principles in his life - the contributions of his parents, his alma mater, Morehouse College, and significant mentors. The civil rights movement provides a backdrop to his firsthand account of the importance of this transition for his generation. His commentary on the leadership and philosophy of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, President of Morehouse College, provides insight into the philosophical underpinnings that inspired and motivated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Morehouse alumnus. His journey from a curious kid, interested in scientific things, to a respected molecular biologist, is an inspiring story of determination and triumph against obstacles and challenges. He discovers the path to transforming the mind - to probe, to inquire - is a spiritual quest to fulfill God’s plan to discover the mysteries of nature and the universe.