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Description - Becoming a Successful Scientist by Craig Loehle

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521735063
ISBN-10: 0521735068
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 258
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Dec-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Craig Loehle

Craig Loehle is Principal Scientist at the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement. His published work has spanned topics including forestry, ecology, conservation, statistics, simulation, climate change and optimization. He is the author of Thinking Strategically (Cambridge, 1996).

Books By Craig Loehle

Thinking Strategically by Craig Loehle
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