Scientific Papers and Presentations

By

  • Martha Davis, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, U.S.A.
  • Kaaron Joann Davis, Curricular Affairs Coordinator, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
  • Marion Dunagan, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, Graduate School of Business, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Electronic publishing and electronic means of text and data presentation have changed enormously since the first edition of this book was published in 1997. The third edition of Scientific Papers and Presentations applies traditional principles to today's modern techniques and the changing needs of up-and-coming academia. Topics include designing visual aids, writing first drafts, reviewing and revising, communicating clearly and concisely, adhering to stylistic principles, presenting data in tables and figures, dealing with ethical and legal issues, and relating science to the lay audience. This successful legacy title is an essential guide to professional communication, provides a wealth of information and detail and is a useful guide.
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Audience

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers in every discipline

 

Book information

  • Published: July 2012
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-384727-0

Reviews

"The book specifically lays out ideal techniques for scientific writing. It is easy to follow and has an excellent table of contents and appendix...This book will be beneficial not just to scientists, but anyone who struggles with their writing."--Technical Communication, August 2013




Table of Contents

1. THE SEMANTIC ENVIRONMENT OF SCIENCE

2. BEFORE YOU BEGIN

3. ORGANIZING AND WRITING A ROUGH DRAFT

4. SEARCHING AND REVIEWING SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE

5. THE PROPOSAL

6. GRADUATE THESIS AND DISSERTATIONS

7.PUBLISHING IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

8. STYLE AND ACCURACY IN THE FINAL DRAFT

9. REVIEWING AND REVISING

10. TITLES AND ABSTRACTS

11. PRESENTING DATA

12. PROFESSIONALISM, ETHICS, AND LEGAL ISSUES

13. SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS

14. COMMUNICATION WITHOUT WORDS

15. VISUAL AIDS FOR PRESENTATIONS

16. THE ORAL PRESENTATION

17. POSTER PRESENTATIONS

18. GROUP COMMUNICATIONS

19. COMMUNICATION WITH NON-SCIENTISTS

20. TO THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

APPENDICES