San Rafael, Calif. (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, c2009.
1 electronic text (xii, 139 p.) : ill.
Part of: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on December 3, 2008).
Series from website.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-130) and index.
Read out loud
Have a colleague proofread
Removing redundancies and unnecessary words
Active voice, first person, and different tenses
Infinitives and modifiers
Additional issues of word choice
Punctuation, abbreviations, and foreign languages
Exploit methods of punctuation
Footnotes, quotations, and proper citation
Cover page and letter to editor
Methods (or materials and methods)
Discussion and conclusion
Figures and tables
Publishing an archival journal paper
Composition and authorship
Submission and review
Typesetting, galley proofs, and proofreader marks
Copyright, permissions, and page charges
Thesis or dissertation
Proposals and grant applications
Types of grants
The review process
The NIH R01 grant
Background and significance
The 15-minute presentation
The Slutsky case
Order of authors
Gift, guest, and ghost authorship
Quid pro quo
Students and technicians
Current standards and emerging ideas
International committee of medical journal editors standards
Predraft group meeting
Final review and approval
Default position for abstracts
The Slutsky case revisited
Why keep records
Industry research records
Academic research records
Date-stamps, time-stamps, and backup systems
Fraud: fabrication and falsification
Retaining or discarding data
Statistical and image forensics
Ownership of ideas, data, and publications
Data and resource sharing
Other research products
Public access to NIH-funded journal articles
Patents and publicly funded research
Patents and publication
Attribution within a research group
Archival journal articles
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Scientists and engineers seek to discover and disseminate knowledge so that it can be used to improve the human condition. Style and Ethics of Communication in Science and Engineering serves as a valuable aid in this pursuit--it can be used as a textbook for undergraduate or graduate courses on technical communication and ethics, a reference book for senior design courses, or a handbook for young investigators and beginning faculty members. In addition to presenting methods for writing clearly and concisely and improving oral presentations, this compact book provides practical guidelines for preparing theses, dissertations, journal papers for publication, and proposals for research funding. Issues of authorship, peer review, plagiarism, recordkeeping, and copyright are addressed in detail, and case studies of research misconduct are presented to highlight the need for proactive attention to scientific integrity. Ample exercises cause the reader to stop and think. Style and Ethics of Communication in Science and Engineering thus motivates the reader to develop an effective, individual style of communication and a personal commitment to integrity, each of which are essential to success in the workplace.
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