Stop working & start thinking : a guide to becoming a scientist /
- Publication info:
- New York, NY : Taylor & Francis Group, 2005.
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- Stop working & start thinking : a guide to becoming a scientist / Jack Cohen & Graham Medley ; with an introduction by Ian Stewart.
- Main Author:
- Cohen, Jack.
- Other Authors:
New York, NY : Taylor & Francis Group, 2005
- 2nd ed.
- Variant Title:
- Stop working and start thinking
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- Physical Description:
vii, 160 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
0415368308 (alk. paper)
Table of Contents
- 2.1 Please bear with us
- 2.2 Take your time answering this one
- 2.3 A tale of two goats
- 2.4 Get your brain in gear
- Science like what is done
- 3.1 What is science?
- 3.2 The methods of science
- 3.3 Where do scientists get the questions they ask?
- 3.4 Prediction and predilection
- Science and sciencisms
- 4.1 How scientists work
- 4.2 The hierarchy of science
- 4.3 Similarities and differences
- 4.4 Honest measurement
- Observations, examinations and experiments
- 5.1 Observations
- 5.2 Hypothesis
- 5.3 Experiment
- What are you measuring?
- 6.1 variability, sampling and population
- 6.2 Randomisation
- 6.3 ... and blinding
- Thinking about your measurements
- 7.1 If you have to use statistics
- 7.2 Sensible statistics
- 7.3 Different ways of showing measurement xe "measurement" 'error xe "measurement error" s'
- 7.4 Transformation and scaling
- 7.5 Biological systems and variability
- 7.6 Hypothesis testing
- 7.7 Post-experimental statistics
- 7.8 Honest reporting of hypothesis xe "hypothesis" testing
- 7.9 Pre-experimental statistics
- 7.10 Conclusions
- Interpreting your measurements
- 8.1 Interpretation involves commitment
- 8.2 Bayesian thinking
- 8.3 Cryptic assumptions
- 8.4 Linking your prior to your posterior
- 8.5 Conclusions
- Kinds of experiments xe "experiment"
- 9.1 Here's one we prepared earlier
- 9.2 Kinds of experiment
- 9.3 Defect experiments
- 9.4 Latin squares and other dances
- 9.5 Result-reversal experiments
- Early pregnancy xe "pregnancy" tests
- Staining with fluorescent (or enzyme-linked) antibodies
- The ames xe "ames" test
- The cabbage xe "cabbages" experiment xe "experiment" yet again
- 9.6 Demi-reversal xe "experiment: demi-reversal" experiments
- Trichuris trichiura xe "trichuris trichiura" and cognitive development
- Cholera off-tap
- Iron chloride in the south atlantic
- 9.7 Competition xe "experiment: competition" experiments
- Plants from mine tailings
- Acceptable and unacceptable sperm
- Dna xe "dna" competition xe "experiment: competition" for dna
- 9.8 The results of experiments
- 9.9 Function deprived and restored
- Here's the answer - what's the question?
- 10.1 Explanation
- How many explanations are there?
- The non-explanation explanation xe "explanation" : ric!
- 10.2 Believability
- 10.3 Hidden dimensions
- 10.4 Authority and reductionism
- 10.5 Cycles of explanation and scales of organisation
- 10.6 Better explanations
- 10.7 Causation and causality
- 10.8 Hypothesis, paradigm and progression
- 10.9 Conclusions
- Content and context
- 11.1 The postgraduate in context
- 11.2 A list of real difficulties you might face
- 11.3 Honesty and dishonesty
- 11.4 What is postgraduate research for?
- 11.5 Content and context
- Notes for postgraduate students
- 12.1 Where and with whom?
- 12.2 More social science
- 12.3 Giving an informal research presentation
- 12.4 Saving theories
- 12.5 Explaining and demonstrating
- 12.6 Poster sessions
- 12.7 Giving a formal oral presentation
- 12.8 Writing a scientific paper
- 12.9 Writing a thesis