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7.02/10.702 SciComm Meeting 5: Discussion and Conclusion SciComm Agenda--Meeting 5 1. Oral presentations on Pulmonary Embolism article. 2. Sharing your good/bad illustrations. 3. PPT on writing Discussion sections. 4. Analyzing scientific arguments. Ex. 1: Drawing conclusions from data. Ex. 2: Analyzing the validity of scientific claims 5. Peer feedback on LTP Results Respond to the person who posted his/her LTP Results AFTER yours. Response should be as an attached file. 1
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What is the Purpose of a Discussion Section? Summarize findings presented in the results section Cite supporting literature . Explain discrepancies between your findings and previous reports. Point out shortcomings of your work and define unsettled points. Discuss theoretical and practical implications of your work. End with a short summary or conclusion about the work’s importance. Questions You Will Address in a Discussion Section: 1. What did you expect to find, and why? 2. How did your results compare with those expected? 3. How might you explain any unexpected results? 4. How might you test these potential explanations? 2
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Tips for Writing a Discussion Section Matthews, Janice R., et al. Successful Scientific Writing Full Canadian Binding: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Biological and Medical Sciences. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University, 2000. ISBN: 0521789621. http://www.wisc.edu/writing
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