Scientific Papers and Presentations: Navigating Scientific Communication in Today's World

Scientific Papers and Presentations: Navigating Scientific Communication in Today's World

by Martha Davis
     
 

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Electronic publishing and electronic means of text and data presentation have changed enormously since the first edition was first published in 1997. This second edition applies traditional principles to today's, modern techniques. In addition to substantial changes on the poster presentations and visual aids chapters, the chapter on proposal writing discusses in more

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Electronic publishing and electronic means of text and data presentation have changed enormously since the first edition was first published in 1997. This second edition applies traditional principles to today's, modern techniques. In addition to substantial changes on the poster presentations and visual aids chapters, the chapter on proposal writing discusses in more detail grant writing proposals. A new chapter has also been dedicated to international students studying in the United States.

Selected Contents:
-Searching and Reviewing Scientific Literature
-The Graduate Thesis
-Publishing in Scientific Journals
-Reviewing and Revising
-Titles and Abstracts
-Ethical and Legal Issues
-Scientific Presentations
-Communication without words
-The Oral Presentation
-Poster Presentations

Editorial Reviews

4 Stars! from Doody
Michael M. Ravitch
This is a guide to writing and communications. The first few chapters guide and explain in detail the organization of the communication, literature review, research proposal, and thesis; other chapters address editing and publishing, style, format, illustrations and tables, and types of communication. This book is intended to educate and assist beginning scientists in various forms of communication. The intended audience is science graduate students, but this guide would also be useful for undergraduate science students, medical students, residents, postdoctoral students, and science scholars early in their careers. This book provides numerous examples to illustrate educational objectives about communication. Brief examples are presented in each chapter and more detailed examples in the appendices. All figures and illustrations are well done and contribute to the purpose of this book. Useful references are provided. For its purpose, this book rests more on its didactic content than on references or illustrations, and the content is complete and excellent. This book is outstanding in its clarity and quality. Every section is highly readable, well organized, and concise. The author provides a clear rationale for the methods she advocates. The examples and explanations suffice to help a beginner to develop effective communication skills and to help more experienced scientists become more effective in their communications. Many alternative references are available, but this book would be my first choice for advanced college students or graduate students, including medical students and residents. The book itself is an outstanding example of effective written communication.
Booknews
A text for a course or seminar, or a tutorial and reference for individual use. Offers practical advice and instruction on writing first drafts, reviewing and revising, communicating, stylistic principles, table and figures, ethical and legal issues, dealing with lay audiences, and other aspects of presenting scientific information in written or oral form. The bibliography is substantially annotated. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080525211
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/09/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

After teaching English composition and world literature, Martha Davis crossed the line between the humanities and the sciences. Always an aficionado of biology and gardening, her interests led her to the biological and agricultural sciences where she has worked for some 15 years mostly with graduate students relative to their communication skills in science. This handbook is the result of seeking answers to their questions and of recognizing that most other communication handbooks are limited to specific areas of writing or speaking. Scientific Papers and Presentations is her attempt to put under one cover the basic guidelines for the communication endeavors of the graduate student as well as the professional scientist.

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