Becoming a Successful Scientist: Strategic Thinking for Scientific Discovery (Paperback)
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Becoming a Successful Scientist: Strategic Thinking for Scientific Discovery (Paperback)

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Paperback 258 Pages / Published: 24/12/2009
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Scientific research requires both innovation and attention to detail, clever breakthroughs and routine procedures. This indispensable guide gives students and researchers across all scientific disciplines practical advice on how to succeed. All types of scientific careers are discussed, from those in industry and academia to consulting, with emphasis on how scientists spend their time and the skills that are needed to be productive. Strategic thinking, creativity and problem-solving, the central keys to success in research, are all explored. The reader is shown how to enhance the creative process in science, how one goes about making discoveries, putting together the solution to a complex problem and then testing the solution obtained. The social dimension of science is also discussed from the development and execution of a scientific research program to publishing papers, as well as issues of ethics and science policy.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521735063
Number of pages: 258
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm


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'... complex, very well considered and will be helpful to those who are interested in maximizing their career experience from both a personal satisfaction and scientific productivity angle ... [a] thought provoking read which has the ability to genuinely help guide you in a science career.' http://noconsensus.wordpress.com
"I've never read a book quite like this one, it was complex, very well considered and will be helpful to those who are interested in maximizing their career experience from both a personal satisfaction and scientific productivity angle.... It's thought provoking read which has the ability to genuinely help guide you in a science career." - Jeff Id, The Air Vent

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