The Art of Being a Scientist

The Art of Being a Scientist

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This is a hands-on guide for graduate students and young researchers wishing to perfect the practical skills needed for a successful research career. By teaching junior scientists to develop effective research habits, the book helps to make the experience of graduate study a more efficient and rewarding one. The authors have taught a graduate course on the topics covered for many years, and provide a sample curriculum for instructors in graduate schools wanting to teach a similar course. Topics covered include choosing a research topic, department, and advisor; making workplans; the ethics of research; using scientific literature; perfecting oral and written communication; publishing papers; writing proposals; managing time effectively; and planning a scientific career and applying for jobs in research and industry. The wealth of advice is invaluable to students, junior researchers and mentors in all fields of science, engineering, and the humanities. The authors have taught a graduate course on the topics covered for many years, and provide a sample curriculum for instructors in graduate schools wanting to teach a similar course. The sample curriculum is available in the book as Appendix B, and as an online resource.Niels Bohr Writing research proposals is an integral, although perhaps the least favorite, part of doing science. In an academic environment, the financial resources for carrying out the research come, to a large extent, from external sources. ... We offer suggestions for further reading on this topic in Appendix A. ... Examples in the USA include the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a major sponsor of biomedical research, and the Department of Energy (DOE), which sponsors researchanbsp;...


Title:The Art of Being a Scientist
Author: Roel Snieder, Ken Larner
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2009-07-23
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