TipsForScientificWriting

TipsForScientificWriting - Tips for Scientific Writing...

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Tips for Scientific Writing Communication of Information and Persuasion How to make people accept new info: -Authority (“Experts say….”) -Experience (“We’ve all felt depressed at some point…”) -Reason and logic (can be faulty) -Science (that’s why we’re here!) Key elements in the scientific approach Objective measurement of the phenomenon under consideration The ability to verify or confirm the measurements made by other individuals Self-correction of errors and faulty reasoning Exercising control to rule out the influence of unwanted factors Some Key Features of Scientific Journal Writing Objectivity - References to back up claims - Empirical vs. anecdotal evidence - Data-driven claims Organization - Clear communication of ideas - Allows for replicability Organization of a Research Paper Introduction = What you plan to do and why - Sets the scene, provides appropriate background, rationale, and structure for the paper - Contains the thesis statement, review of relevant literature, and experimental
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This note was uploaded on 08/04/2010 for the course PSY 310 taught by Professor Luhmann during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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