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The tools of science : the handbook for the apprentice of biomedical research

Author: Jose Russo
Publisher: Singapore ; London : World Scientific, ©2011.
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This book aims to provide useful tips for the understanding of scientific research processes and practical advice for people engaged in this field. It is a reflection of the author's more than 40 years of experience in medical and cancer research, and is written in a colloquial style to reach not only the young audience who are considering devoting their lives to biomedical research, but also to those who are  Read more...
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Russo, Jose.
Tools of science.
Singapore ; London : World Scientific, ©2011
(OCoLC)466353110
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jose Russo
ISBN: 9789814293174 9814293172
OCLC Number: 740444828
Description: 1 online resource (x, 218 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Ch. 1. Profile of a scientific researcher (Per scientiam ad sapientiam). Introduction. Profile of the research scientist. Curiosity and urge for rational understanding vocation. Ratio of individuality to teamwork and solitude. Scholarship. Concluding remarks. References. Suggested readings --
ch. 2. Research ideas. Introduction. The birth of a research idea. A formula for daily practice in research. Training grounds for developing and testing. The evolution of a research idea. Final remarks. References. Suggested readings --
ch. 3. The paper. Introduction. Selecting the journal. Authorships. Writing the paper. The role of the reviewers. Plagiarism and copyrights. References. Suggested readings --
ch. 4. The grant application. The apprentice's path to writing a grant proposal reasons why the scientific apprentice needs to write grant applications. Matching the research idea with the objectives of the granting agencies. How to write a grant application. How I wrote my grant application. References --
ch. 5. What is a research laboratory? Definition of a research laboratory. The laboratory as a unit of work with a defined leadership and goal. Maintaining a sense of individuality and uniqueness is the overall goal of the laboratory. The laboratory as a source of fulfillment. References. Suggested readings --
ch. 6. Interactive groups in scientific research. The individual exchange. The interactive groupings. The scientific apprentice as part of the research team. Dynamic of the research team and grantmanship in interactive groupings. References. Suggested readings --
ch. 7. Laboratory protocol books. Defining a protocol book. The simplest experimental protocol. Example of a complex experimental protocol --
ch. 8. The ten fatal mistakes. 1. Underestimating the mentor. 2. Sloppy work. 3. Falsifying data. 4. Jealousy. 5. Vandalism. 6. Cynicism. 7. Postponing deadlines. 8. Underestimating your peers. 9. Overconfidence. 10. Indifference. Suggested readings --
ch. 9. What is expected of the scientific apprentice? Good work, technically perfect and well planned. Critical analysis of the data collected. Drive for excellence. Clear verbal communication. Suggested readings --
ch. 10. Reflections. Do not be afraid of criticism. The workplace. The offer. Suggested readings.
Responsibility: Jose Russo.

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