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

ISBN-10:
0120884240
ISBN-13:
9780120884247
Pub. Date:
10/01/2004
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
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Scientific Papers and Presentations: Navigating Scientific Communication in Today's World / Edition 2

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

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

Preface to the Revised Editionxiv
Preface to the First Editionxvii
1The Semantic Environment of Science
References9
2Before you Begin
Kinds of Scientific Communication13
Sources of Help13
Pencils, Mice, and Cyberspace15
References18
3Organizing and Writing a Rough Draft
Thinking and Writing22
Prewriting Exercises22
Organization and Development26
Coordinating Organization and Development28
Organizing and Your Point of Emphasis29
Transitions30
Writing the Rough Draft31
References34
4Searching and Reviewing Scientific Literature
Planning the Literature Search35
Finding the Literature39
Selecting and Evaluating the Literature42
The Literature Review46
References49
5The Proposal
The Graduate Proposal51
The Grant Proposal52
Content and Form53
Other Considerations63
Progress Reports64
References65
6The Graduate Thesis
The Thesis and Your Graduate Program67
Avoiding Problems70
Planning the Thesis76
Acceptable Forms for Theses77
The Thesis Defense82
References83
7Publishing in Scientific Journals
Planning and Writing the Paper86
After the Paper Is Written87
The Editing and Reviewing Process89
References92
8Style and Accuracy in the Final Draft
Style93
Styles in Headings95
Accuracy and Style in Documentation96
Proofreading99
References101
9Reviewing and Revising
Reviewing and Revising Your Own Paper104
Making Use of Reviewers' Suggestions106
Reviewing the Work of Others107
References109
10Titles and Abstracts
Titles111
Abstracts112
References114
11Presenting Data
Tables117
Figures120
References123
12Ethical and Legal Issues
Ethics in Scientific Communication125
Professional Respect for Others128
The Legal Issues: Copyrights and Patents133
References137
13Scientific Presentations
Departmental Seminars140
The Professional Meeting141
Speaking at the Job Interview144
The Question and Answer Session146
Role of the Moderator148
Fit the Occasion149
References150
14Communication Without Words
Symbols152
Type Styles153
Color154
Physical Communication156
Listening159
References161
15Visual Aids to Communication
Slide Composition165
Slide Production172
References173
16The Oral Presentation
Conditioning Yourself176
Timing178
The Visual Aids179
Coordinating the Visual Aids and the Speech179
Transitions in a Slide Presentation183
The Peer Review187
Check List for Scientific Slide Presentation187
References189
17Poster Presentations
Audience192
Text194
Type Size and Style197
Color and Physical Qualities197
Spacing and Arrangement199
Presentation of Data200
The Presenter201
Handouts202
Making It Fit202
Time and Construction203
References204
18Group Communications
Group Communication with No Audience205
Group Communication with an Audience209
References214
19Communicating with Other Audiences
Audiences216
Avenues219
Subject220
Techniques221
Science Writing and Presentation222
References223
20To the International Student
Becoming Adjusted to U.S. Cultures226
General Cultural Differences228
Scientific Writing in American English230
Oral Presentations234
Casual Conversation236
Body Language237
References240
Appendix 1Weaknesses in Scientific Writing243
Appendix 2The First Draft249
Appendix 3Sample Manuscript253
Appendix 4Sample Literature Review261
Appendix 5Sample Proposal269
Appendix 6Alternate Routes to the Thesis279
Appendix 7Sample Review of Manuscript Submitted for Publication285
Appendix 8Evolution of a Title289
Appendix 9Evolution of an Abstract293
Appendix 10Putting Data into Tables and Figures297
Appendix 11Sample Letter Requesting Copyright Permission303
Appendix 12Use of Color in Visual Aids305
Appendix 13Sample Slides and Slide Set311
Appendix 14Oral Presentations at Meetings323
Appendix 15Sample Text for Poster329
Annotated Bibliography of Select References335
Index341

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