Scientific Papers and Presentations: Navigating Scientific Communication in Today's World / Edition 2

Scientific Papers and Presentations: Navigating Scientific Communication in Today's World / Edition 2

by Martha Davis, Gloria Fry
     
 

For the second edition of SCIENTIFIC PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS the text has been completely overhauled with references updated and new materials and new approaches incorporated into every chapter. A new chapter has been added dealing with communication issues of international students.

Communication skills are among the qualities most prized by those who

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Overview

For the second edition of SCIENTIFIC PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS the text has been completely overhauled with references updated and new materials and new approaches incorporated into every chapter. A new chapter has been added dealing with communication issues of international students.

Communication skills are among the qualities most prized by those who hire and promote scientists. A few of the benefits of this book include:
• Improving your skills for employability
• Increasing your confidence in oral communication
• Producing a thesis / journal article / proposal / review
• Making your visual aids and presentations more effective
• Constructing posters for scientific meetings

Convenient, easy-to-use chapters and written in a conversational tone, this book provides practical instruction for ▪ Designing visual aids ▪ Writing first drafts ▪ Reviewing and revising ▪ Communicating clearly and concisely ▪ Adhering to stylistic principles ▪ Presenting data in tables and figures ▪ Dealing with ethical and legal issues ▪ Relating science to the lay audience ▪

About the author:
The author, Martha Davis, has dedicated the past twenty-five years to developing communication skills in hundreds of graduate-level scientists. She teaches Scientific Writing and Scientific Presentations classes and has reviewed and edited hundreds of scientific papers and presentations. This book stems from answering the questions that graduate students ask.

Audience:
Scientific Papers and Presentations is an essential guide for all science graduates but especially those involved in Biology, Agriculture, Chemistry, Engineering or Health Sciences. The book can be used as a text for courses and seminars, plus it is also a valuable handy reference for anyone working in a scientific field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780120884247
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

1The semantic environment of science
2Before you begin
3Organizing and writing a rough draft
4Searching and reviewing scientific literature
5The proposal
6The graduate thesis
7Publishing in scientific journals
8Style and accuracy in the final draft
9Reviewing and revising
10Titles and abstracts
11Presenting data
12Ethical and legal issues
13Scientific presentations
14Communication without words
15Visual aids to communication
16The oral presentation
17Poster presentations
18Group communications
19Communicating with other audiences
20To the international student
AppWeaknesses in scientific writing

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