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Unformatted text preview: Scientific Writing Psychologists are scientists. Scientists must be able to express themselves clearly so others can understand and evaluate their their research. As peer-reviewers, scientists must be able to peer revie scientists be able to evaluate evaluate and critique the research and writing of others others. Scientific Writing I Scientific Writing Goals of scientific writing: Share ideas and findings with fellow researchers Share ideas and findings with fellow researchers Allow fellow researchers to critique methods Allow and ideas Involves expressing yourself clearly and concisely an conc Scientific Writing Compared to typical (non-scientific) writing: nonTone Tone more direct, more formal (but not needlessly needlessly elaborate). Should Should make point concisely but without being casual Do Do not be wordy just to sound “scientific.” Certain Certain words are taboo a lot (too casual) lot (too casual) prove prove (we rarely “prove” anything in a single study) contractions (e.g., didn’t, won’t; too casual) contractions (e didn won too casual) Scientific Writing Basic Basic grammar rules learned in grade school (hopefully!) still apply VerbVerb-noun agreement Punctuation Punctuation Spelling Spelling Proper Proper word choice and usage Scientific Writing Goals of our scientific writing instruction: Help you develop a good scientific writing style Hel students students often have trouble with this in their first attempts attempts Train Train you to critique the writing of others as a peerpeer-reviewer ...
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