Unformatted text preview: erybody to publish virtually anything they like. It may therefore seem difficult to evaluate the truthfulness of what is portrayed as a fact, and a healthy scepticism is always a worthy attitude in the scientific world. A sound judgment is necessary, although not sufficient, to gauge the credibility or the truthfulness of any information. Errors, fraud, plagiarism and hoaxes exist in science as much as anywhere else. By using our judgment and carefully picking our sources of information, we can minimize the risk of error and improve the credibility of our writing. In the scientific world, the privileged source of information is the refereed scientific publication which contains original scientific articles. This module is aimed at showing you, if you are not already familiar with them, certain facets of the scientific endeavour. The first part 35 Lab 2 ‐ Scientific Literature covers original scientific publications, their characteristics and the usual mechanism leading to their publication in a refereed scientific journal. The second part, more practical,...
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