Doing Science: Design, Analysis, and Communication of Scientific Research / Edition 2

Doing Science: Design, Analysis, and Communication of Scientific Research / Edition 2

by Ivan Valiela
     
 

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ISBN-10: 019538573X

ISBN-13: 9780195385731

Pub. Date: 08/10/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Doing Science, second edition, offers a rare compendium of practical advice based on how working scientists pursue their craft. It covers each stage of research, from formulating questions and gathering data to developing experiments and analyzing results and finally to the many ways for presenting results. Drawing on his extensive experience both as a researcher

Overview

Doing Science, second edition, offers a rare compendium of practical advice based on how working scientists pursue their craft. It covers each stage of research, from formulating questions and gathering data to developing experiments and analyzing results and finally to the many ways for presenting results. Drawing on his extensive experience both as a researcher and a research mentor, Ivan Valiela has written a lively and concise survey of everything a beginning scientist needs to know to succeed in the field. He includes chapters on scientific data, statistical methods, and experimental designs, and much of the book is devoted to presenting final results.

Now in its second edition, Doing Science has been completely updated and expanded to include a brand-new chapter on doing science in society, as well as increased coverage of the ethics of avoiding conflict of interest.

Anyone beginning a scientific career, or who advises students in research will find Doing Science, second edition, an invaluable source of advice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195385731
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/10/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Obtaining Scientific Information
2. Elements of Scientific Data and Tests of Questions
3. Statistical Analysis
4. Principles of Research Design
5. Communication of Scientific Information: Writing
6. The Scientific Paper
7. Other Means of Scientific Communication

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