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Reporting Research
A Biologist's Guide to Articles, Talks, and Posters

  • Date Published: October 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107640467

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  • Want to learn how to present your research successfully? This practical guide for students and postdoctoral scholars offers a unique step-by-step approach to help you avoid the worst, yet most common, mistakes in biology communication. Covering irritants such as sins of ambiguity, circumlocution, inconsistency, vagueness and verbosity, misuse of words and quantitative matters, it also provides guidance to design your next piece of work effectively. Learn how to write scientific articles and get them published, prepare posters and talks that will capture your audience and develop a critical attitude towards your own work as well as that of your colleagues. With numerous practical examples, comparisons among disciplines, valuable tips and real-life anecdotes, this must-read guide will be a valuable resource to both new graduate students and their supervisors.

    • Helps the reader to communicate science as simply and concisely as possible, offering valuable tips and real-life examples
    • Gives an overview of the most common mistakes made by biologists when presenting their research, allowing the reader to avoid them from the very beginning of their career
    • Offers many insights into presenting research from the author, who has over four decades of experience as an academic, editor of a journal, graduate supervisor and referee
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107640467
    • length: 347 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 28 b/w illus. 28 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Basics:
    1. Writing a scientific article and getting it published
    2. Speaking about your work
    3. Making and displaying a scientific poster
    4. Scientific authorship
    Part II. Improving:
    5. Style in writing
    6. Frequently misused words and technical terms
    7. Quantitative matters
    8. Managing error
    9. Data interrelations
    10. Tables and figures: the evidence
    11. Citing and referencing
    12. Bibliography and references
    Index.

  • Author

    R. S. Clymo, Queen Mary University of London
    R. S. Clymo is Professor Emeritus at, and Honorary Fellow of, Queen Mary, University of London. His distinguished career spans four decades and includes experience as researcher, teacher, reviewer and editor of scientific journals. He has authored or co-authored numerous papers and journal articles, as well as a manual of water analysis. He is an Honorary Member of the British Ecological Society, Honorary Doctor of the University of Lund, and Bronze Medallist of the University of Helsinki.

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