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Very useful (for scientists too): How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists

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 a…

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This article, by Jennifer Raff, is definitely worth a read and I think very likely to be useful to scientists of all stripes, especially those in training (e.g., undergraduates, PhD students).  Nice that the London School of Economics picked it up from Jennifer’s blog (originally posted in 2013). Checkout the discussion on her original blog post which has many useful points too. The post has been reposted in all sorts of places too over the last few years and with good reason.  It is definitely worth checking out and is an example of the power of a good blog post.

 

2 thoughts on “Very useful (for scientists too): How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists

  1. Have you seen John Oliver’s recent video? He talks about how easily people fall for click-bate science headlines. Jennifer Raff’s blog post definitely helps address the issue of misinformation in media.

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