APlusA.org.uk hosts a scientific writing seminar series for professional writing staff. This will enhance skills used in scientific papers of all varieties.
Online PR News – 10-July-2010 – – Scientific writing is a specialized genre, and requires a perspective on assertions and conclusions quite distinct from other academic subjects. Upcoming seminar sessions at APlusA.org.uk will elucidate this for benefit of our writing staff. The seminar will trace the development of the scientific method, and detail some of scientific writing’s idiosyncrasies. This background should enhance writers’ effectiveness as they assist APlusA.org.uk customers with scientific research projects, dissertations, and articles.
To begin, our presenters will chart humankind’s evolving scientific understanding, beginning with Egypt, Babylon, and Greece’s philosophers (e.g., Thales, Plato, Aristotle). These seminars will also introduce the less-widely-known scholars of the Islamic Golden Age (e.g., Ibnal Haytham, or “Alhazem”, Abu Rayham Al-Biruni, and Ibn Sina, or “Avicenna”). APlusA.org.uk staffers will then review more familiar Renaissance contributions to scientific method by Robert Grosseteste, the Bacons, Galileo, Descartes, and Newton.
The presentation will continue with the articulation of empirical scientific method by 18th-20th century thinkers, including John Locke, William Whewell, John Stuart Mill, and William Stanley Jevons. Their formulation can be summarized as follows:
3.Perform experiment, record data
5.Interpret results, infer conclusions, generate new hypothesis
6.Share these results
7.Make repeated tests of results
Scientific research and writing’s unique complexities are also addressed:
Distinguishing biases arising from belief
Accurately characterizing problems
Rules of evidence gathering (e.g., accuracy, openness, accountability, reproducibility)
Building on prior scientists’ work
Rules of Logical inference
At seminar’s end, the presenters will review outstanding examples of published studies. APlusA.org.uk writers will now be prepared to dissect scientific writing in light of what they have learned.
It won’t all be so serious – we will also have a lively segment covering scientific hoaxes, jokes, and pseudo-science.
Thus equipped, APlusA.org.uk expects to serve our science-oriented customers even more professionally in the future. We look forward to supporting all stages of scientific endeavor. APlusA.org.uk staffers are equipped to help write up research results, whether in article, dissertation, or oral presentation format. You can find information on APlusA.org.uk’s services, in all subject areas, both the humanities and sciences, and pricing at http://aplusa.org.uk.
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