The Craft of Scientific Communication

In this remarkable guide, Joseph E. Harmon and Alan G. Gross have combined their many years of experience in the art of science writing to analyze published examples of how the best scientists communicate.

Author: Joseph E. Harmon

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226316637

Category: Science

Page: 192

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The ability to communicate in print and person is essential to the life of a successful scientist. But since writing is often secondary in scientific education and teaching, there remains a significant need for guides that teach scientists how best to convey their research to general and professional audiences. The Craft of Scientific Communication will teach science students and scientists alike how to improve the clarity, cogency, and communicative power of their words and images. In this remarkable guide, Joseph E. Harmon and Alan G. Gross have combined their many years of experience in the art of science writing to analyze published examples of how the best scientists communicate. Organized topically with information on the structural elements and the style of scientific communications, each chapter draws on models of past successes and failures to show students and practitioners how best to negotiate the world of print, online publication, and oral presentation.

The Craft of Scientific Communication

In this remarkable guide, Joseph E. Harmon and Alan G. Gross have combined their many years of experience in the art of science writing to analyze published examples of how the best scientists communicate.

Author: Joseph E. Harmon

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226316610

Category: Science

Page: 240

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The ability to communicate in print and person is essential to the life of a successful scientist. But since writing is often secondary in scientific education and teaching, there remains a significant need for guides that teach scientists how best to convey their research to general and professional audiences. The Craft of Scientific Communication will teach science students and scientists alike how to improve the clarity, cogency, and communicative power of their words and images. In this remarkable guide, Joseph E. Harmon and Alan G. Gross have combined their many years of experience in the art of science writing to analyze published examples of how the best scientists communicate. Organized topically with information on the structural elements and the style of scientific communications, each chapter draws on models of past successes and failures to show students and practitioners how best to negotiate the world of print, online publication, and oral presentation.

The Craft of Scientific Writing

With this new edition, readers will learn not just how to organize information, but how to emphasize the key details of that information.

Author: Michael Alley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1441982876

Category: Science

Page: 200

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The Craft of Scientific Writing is designed to help scientists and engineers- both professionals already active in the disciplines as well as students preparing to enter the professions- write about their work clearly and effectively. Written for use as a text in courses on scientific writing, the book includes many useful suggestions about approaching a wide variety of writing tasks from laboratory reports to grant proposals and from internal communications to press releases, as well as a concise guide to style and usage appropriate for scientific writing. The book will also be useful for self-study and it will be an important reference for all scientists and engineers who need to write about their work. With this new and updated edition, while most technical writing texts have gotten larger and larger over the years, this one is slimming down, to provide busy readers with the essence of what distinguishes the style of the best scientific documents. With this new edition, readers will learn not just how to organize information, but how to emphasize the key details of that information. Also, readers will not just learn how to cast their ideas into precise and clear sentences, but how to connect these sentences in an energetic fashion. In regard to the section on language, the new edition goes into more depth about how to make connections between ideas- an important issue that few technical writing texts address. Second, the new edition also explores more deeply about how to design illustrations so that they are more persuasive. Third, the new edition does a better job of explaining the purposes of different sections to a journal paper, such as literature review, methods, results, etc.

The Craft of Scientific Presentations

In addition, the book explains what causes so many scientific presentations to flounder. One of the most valuable contributions of this text is that it teaches the assertion-evidence approach to scientific presentations.

Author: Michael Alley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1441982787

Category: Science

Page: 286

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The Craft of Scientific Presentations, 2nd edition aims to strengthen you as a presenter of science and engineering. The book does so by identifying what makes excellent presenters such as Brian Cox, Jane Goodall, Richard Feynman, and Jill Bolte Taylor so strong. In addition, the book explains what causes so many scientific presentations to flounder. One of the most valuable contributions of this text is that it teaches the assertion-evidence approach to scientific presentations. Instead of building presentations, as most engineers and scientists do, on the weak foundation of topic phrases and bulleted lists, this assertion-evidence approach calls for building presentations on succinct message assertions supported by visual evidence. Unlike the commonly followed topic-subtopic approach that PowerPoint leads presenters to use, the assertion-evidence approach is solidly grounded in research. By showing the differences between strong and weak presentations, by identifying the errors that scientific presenters typically make, and by teaching a much more powerful approach for scientific presentations than what is commonly practiced, this book places you in a position to elevate your presentations to a high level. In essence, this book aims to have you not just succeed in your scientific presentations, but excel. About the Author Michael Alley has taught workshops on presentations to engineers and scientists on five continents, and has recently been invited to speak at the European Space Organization, Harvard Medical School, MIT, Sandia National Labs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Simula Research Laboratory, and United Technologies. An Associate Professor of engineering communication at Pennsylvania State University, Alley is a leading researcher on the effectiveness of different designs for presentation slides.

Effective Scientific Communication

Science exists because scientists are writers and speakers,” geologist and
science communication specialist Scott Montgomery memorably wrote. It doesn't
... Scientific writing is the craft of effective communication in scientific disciplines.

Author: Cristina Hanganu-Bresch

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190646813

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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""Selfish scientists won't share new findings," ran one headline in The Onion. The story was about a group of rebellious scientists who made a groundbreaking, life-saving discovery, but decided to hold on to it, unless they were paid a ludicrous reward. Imagine that for a second: science happening, but without anyone finding out about it"--

Championing Science

This comprehensive guide provides real-world strategies to help scientists develop the essential communication, influence, and relationship-building skills needed to motivate nonexperts to understand and support their science.

Author: Roger D. Aines

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520298095

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Championing Science shows scientists how to persuasively communicate complex scientific ideas to decision makers in government, industry, and education. This comprehensive guide provides real-world strategies to help scientists develop the essential communication, influence, and relationship-building skills needed to motivate nonexperts to understand and support their science. Instruction, interviews, and examples demonstrate how inspiring decision makers to act requires scientists to extract the essence of their work, craft clear messages, simplify visuals, bridge paradigm gaps, and tell compelling narratives. The authors bring these principles to life in the accounts of science champions such as Robert Millikan, Vannevar Bush, scientists at Caltech and MIT, and others. With Championing Science, scientists will learn how to use these vital skills to make an impact.

The Random House Guide to Technical and Scientific Communication

To research the topic , Metzler interviewed more than 150 public figures in
Hawaii and Oregon on their impressions of interviewers . He talked with many
professional interviewers . Most said they had learned the craft by trial and error .

Author: Donald E. Zimmerman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 0394332601

Category: Science

Page: 451

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The Scientific Sublime

In The Scientific Sublime, Alan Gross reveals the modern-day sublime in popular science.

Author: Alan G. Gross

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190637774

Category: Science

Page: 328

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The sublime evokes our awe, our terror, and our wonder. Applied first in ancient Greece to the heights of literary expression, in the 18th-century the sublime was extended to nature and to the sciences, enterprises that viewed the natural world as a manifestation of God's goodness, power, and wisdom. In The Scientific Sublime, Alan Gross reveals the modern-day sublime in popular science. He shows how the great popular scientists of our time--Richard Feynman, Stephen Hawking, Steven Weinberg, Brian Greene, Lisa Randall, Rachel Carson, Stephen Jay Gould, Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, and E. O. Wilson--evoke the sublime in response to fundamental questions: How did the universe begin? How did life? How did language? These authors maintain a tradition initiated by Joseph Addison, Edmund Burke, Immanuel Kant, and Adam Smith, towering 18th-century figures who adapted the literary sublime first to nature, then to science--though with one crucial difference: religion has been replaced wholly by science. In a final chapter, Gross explores science's attack on religion, an assault that attempts to sweep permanently under the rug two questions science cannot answer: What is the meaning of life? What is the meaning of the good life?

How to Teach Scientific Communication

The third edition contains additional chapters on the necessary content of case -
control studies , cohort studies , laboratory research reports , and meta - analyses
, on writing English as a second language , and on writing or editing books .

Author: F. Peter Woodford

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110291510

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 199

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Communication in Science

The oldest form of written scientific communication private correspondence — is
still widely used , though in terms of information transfer it seems to be much less
important nowadays than journal articles . Thus a survey of U . K . astronomers ...

Author: Arthur Jack Meadows

Publisher: London : Butterworths

ISBN: WISC:89037589157

Category: Communication in science

Page: 248

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Wissenschaftssprache und Gesellschaft

situational reference , special language communication is closely in . terrelated
with accumulated knowledge ; any message ... It is therefore as absurd to deny a
philosopher the creation of his own terminology as it would be to deny a
craftsman the use of a special ... Popular - Scientific ' communication
requirements If new ...

Author: Theo Bungarten

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4246286

Category: Communication in science

Page: 445

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Scientific World

Delay in utilizing such changes seems traceable in part to the conservatism of
educators and the slow pace of governments , and in part to failures of
communication between scientific educators . International co - operation in
developing ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015038652932

Category: Science

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Scientific Communication in History

can call scientists ( the word itself was , in fact , not coined until 1840 , by William
Whewell ) . Communication in science during this period can then only be
described in terms of the general methods whereby knowledge and information
were ...

Author: Brian Campbell Vickery

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050189235

Category: Science

Page: 255

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Scientific Communication in History attempts to illuminate the various ways that science has developed and interacted with communication tools and mechanisms throughout the history of human thought. Drawing on a wide range of human history, Vickery presents a compelling and coherent background and probes into questions of science as a discipline, communication between scientists, its relationship to technology and to other academic and professional disciplines, and knowledge in general. The history of communication in science is set against a briefly sketched background of human history, particularly as it relates to the development of Western civilization, including Greece, Rome, the Near East, and Europe. The book is divided into seven major eras. Within each era, Vickery details the modes of written and oral communication and their significant effects, and creates a broad picture of the antecedents of contemporary research and communication methods in science. The eras include the earliest organized civilizations and the development of alphabets and writing; classical cultures and the first libraries and research institutions; the medieval period and the rise of universities; the Renaissance and the early age of science societies and printing; the eighteenth century with specialized journals and bibliographies; the nineteenth century and the Industrial Revolution, along with the beginnings of the strict specification of information through patents and technical institutions; and the twentieth century with industrial research, vast data collections, computer networks, and online communication. Special attention is paid to key issues such as impact of printing and computers on communication, the standardization of biological and chemical nomenclature, and modern studies of communication science and technology, among many others. The book includes 14 illustrations, maps, graphs, and diagrams to further elucidate the historical change of communication in science, and a bibliography of 300 choice item

Proceedings of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society

Would it mean to imply that Science itself is an Art or would it refer to the art or
craft of scientific method? Was it perhaps deliberately ambiguous 2 When some
time ago I gave a talk entitled 'Scientific Communication', I was asked whether
this ...

Author: Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059171106518970

Category: Science

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Communicating Nursing Research

Whitehead contrasted a profession and a craft by saying that a profession is "an
avocation whose activities are subjected to theoretical analysis, and are modified
by theoretical conclusions derived from that analysis" . . . whereas a craft is "an ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3930445

Category: Nursing

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Consists of papers presented at a conference sponsored 1968-73 by the Western Council on Higher Education for Nursing; 1974- by the Western Society for Research in Nursing; issues for 1993- contain also addresses and abstracts of the WIN Assembly.

How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper 8th Edition

This is an essential resource for researchers—both native and non-native users of English—with limited experience writing scientific papers, such as graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career faculty members.

Author: Barbara Gastel

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440842634

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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Now thoroughly updated and expanded, this new edition of a classic guide offers practical advice on preparing and publishing journal articles as well as succeeding in other communication-related aspects of a scientific career. • Provides practical, easy-to-read, and immediately applicable guidance on preparing each part of a scientific paper: from the title and abstract, through each section of the main text, to the acknowledgments and references • Explains step by step how to decide to which journal to submit a paper, what happens to a paper after submission, and how to work effectively with a journal throughout the publication process • Includes key advice on other communication important to success in scientific careers, such as giving presentations and writing proposals • Presents an insightful insider's view of how journals actually work—and describes how best to work with them

New Scientist

1 craft achieves stability by spinning in space at 15 revolutions receiving stations
to its space operations centre . ... antenna and the electronic equipment on Giotto
A particular problem for scientists communicating with comes from an array of ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015028795808

Category: Science

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Practising Science Communication in the Information Age

For the post - academic scientist , the requirement to craft patent applications and
navigate bureaucratic obstacles as demanding as the worst excesses of
laboratory politics places a further set of communication imperatives that make
life both ...

Author: Richard Holliman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106019988853

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

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Practising science communication in the information age reviews the trends and issues that are engaging practitioners of science communication, critically exploring topics as diverse as peer review, open access publication, the protection of intellectual property, the popularisation of science, and the practices of public engagement.

Journal of Business and Technical Communication

fers a better opportunity for reasonable agreement among scholars , practitioners
, and colleagues . References Alley , Michael . The Craft of Scientific Writing .
Englewood Cliffs : PrenticeHall , 1987 . Burke , Kenneth . A Grammar of Motives .

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ISBN: OSU:32435024208431

Category: Business communication

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