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How to read and understand a scientific paper.
« on: August 28, 2013, 01:51:35 pm »
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Before you begin: some general advice
Reading a scientific paper is a completely different process than reading an article about science in a blog or newspaper. Not only do you read the sections in a different order than they’re presented, but you also have to take notes, read it multiple times, and probably go look up other papers for some of the details. Reading a single paper may take you a very long time at first. Be patient with yourself. The process will go much faster as you gain experience.

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Re: How to read and understand a scientific paper.
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 02:26:56 pm »
This is really good, thank you.
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Re: How to read and understand a scientific paper.
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 05:24:10 pm »
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Before you begin: some general advice
Reading a scientific paper is a completely different process than reading an article about science in a blog or newspaper. Not only do you read the sections in a different order than they’re presented, but you also have to take notes, read it multiple times, and probably go look up other papers for some of the details. Reading a single paper may take you a very long time at first. Be patient with yourself. The process will go much faster as you gain experience.

http://violentmetaphors.com/2013/08/25/how-to-read-and-understand-a-scientific-paper-2/

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Re: How to read and understand a scientific paper.
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2013, 05:32:23 pm »
Ah good, thanks Kai
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