Doing Science

Doing Science : Design, Analysis, and Communication of Scientific Research

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This book is an introduction to concepts needed in the different parts of the process of doing science. It includes topics that will help achieve clarity in the posing of scientific questions, the design of ways to answer the questions, and the methods to evaluate the results and effectively communicate scientific information. It will be useful to the professional or student in the practice of writing papers, books or journal articles and can be appliedto most any area of science that requires presentation of data in an effective and informative way.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 177.8 x 248.9 x 17.8mm | 635.04g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 10 halftones, numerous line figures
  • 0195134133
  • 9780195134131
  • 1,085,595

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... university students of all stages, lecturers and eminent professors, research workers in general, book and journal editors, referees, and their would-be authors, could all benefit from reading this book and they should find it an enjoyable and informative experience. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Valiela's style is very readable, often enlivened by references to the history of science, and I found much that he had to say of interest. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Doing Science is aimed at the entire spectrum of those who might be engaged in, or contemplating, the practice of science - from students to their mentors and other professionals. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science A goldmine. The Times Higher Education Supplement I recommend this book as a textbook to courses in universities all over the world. Photosyntheticashow more

About Ivan Valiela

Ivan Valiela is a professor in the Boston University Marine Program at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.show more

Table of contents

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 ; 8. Presenting Data in Tables ; 9. Presenting Data in Figures ; 10. Case Studies of Graphical Data Presentation ; 11. Perceptions and Criticisms of Scienceshow more

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