Reading a Scientific Paper: Tips for Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

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Often you will need to collaborate with other researchers outside your specialty. Deciding on the most promising collaborators can be a challenge, even as you read their studies. As you evaluate a published study, knowing certain signs to look for can increase the odds of a successful collaboration. This webinar will examine some of the most important signs for each part of a study. Knowing these signs can help you write your papers more effectively.

After attending this webinar, you will know:

  • How to evaluate the clarity of a writer’s scientific thinking from his or her paper  
  • What to look for in the abstract and in the methods, results, and discussion sections
  • What to look for in figures and tables
  • Three other important qualities to seek out in the paper.