Learning how to read a paper

Most important thing to remember;

Author’s name and who they work for
Title to get expectation about the paper
abstract, read carefully
Materials and methods, Results for clarification
Introduction, to find if they have done sufficient work and objectives
Discussion

TIPS for today
Try to find why they do the study
Try to know whats they are not saying
Try to fit what they are doing in other things
Actively read the paper especially if you are expert in it, you’ll know the subject matter better
Only find what you want from the paper and not reading word by word

Title:  Short,
succinct, eye-catching, all-encompassing
Abstract: 
Summary of Methods, Results, and Discussion starting off with a
statement of why the research was
done and with emphasis on why the
results are significant.
Introduction: 
When was past work done, by whom, why  was their work
important, what  you plan to do in your paper, and why what you did is important.
Materials and Methods:  How you did what you
did and where you did it–nothing
more.
Results:  What the data show you–nothing more.
Discussion:  Why the data show what they show, and how your analysis relates back to your
objectives from the Introduction.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: