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Planning, Proposing, and Presenting Science Effectively: A Guide for Graduate Students and Researchers in the Behavioural Sciences and Biology

Handbook / Manual
  • Useful to students of all levels and to teachers and faculty as an instructional tool
  • Concise comprehensive coverage, also including easily remembered 'Rules of Thumb'; tips on how to do things easily, and a new section on ethics
  • Second edition includes information concerning electronic advances such as submission of grant proposals and journal manuscripts on-line, and preparation of PowerPoint or other electronic illustrations

By: Jack P Hailman(Author), Karen B Strier(Author)

237 pages, no illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Nov 2006 | Edition: 2 | #161604 | ISBN: 0521533880
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Hardback | Dec 2006 | Edition: 2 | #161605 | ISBN: 0521826470
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This concise guide to planning, writing, and presenting research is intended for biology students of all levels, especially those in behavioral ecology, The reader is guided through a discussion of the nature of scientific research, how to plan research, and how to obtain funding. The authors give advice and guidelines for presenting results at research seminars and scientific meetings, and also provide useful tips on preparing abstracts and posters for scientific meetings. They discuss how to write an effective C.V. and give general tips on how to write clearly. Planning, Proposing, and Presenting Science Effectively is illuminated throughout with personal examples from the authors' own experiences and emphasis is placed on problems associated with field studies. All biologists will find this a valuable resource and guide for the early years of their scientific careers and established faculty will find it an essential instructional tool.



1. How to plan research
2. How to write a research proposal
3. How to write a research report
4. How to present research
5. How to write a Curriculum Vitae


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Jack P. Hailman is Professor Emeritus of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Research Associate of Archbold Biological Station in Florida. His research focuses on the behavior of birds.

Karen B. Strier is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has recently been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, USA. Her research focuses on primate behavioral ecology and conservation.

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