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How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists

Raff, Jennifer (2016) How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (09 May 2016). Website.

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Abstract

From vaccinations to climate change, getting science wrong has very real consequences. But journal articles, a primary way science is communicated in academia, are a different format to newspaper articles or blogs and require a level of skill and undoubtedly a greater amount of patience. Here Jennifer Raff has prepared a helpful guide for non-scientists on how to read a scientific paper. These steps and tips will be useful to anyone interested in the presentation of scientific findings and raise important points for scientists to consider with their own writing practice.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of Social Sciences © CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2016 08:23
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2020 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66738

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