Hypothesis Testing, Part 1

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09
Jul
2014

You have a hypothesis - you're excited!  You're sure you're correct and you can't wait to go out there armed with your experiments and prove everyone wrong! But hold up.  Do you know what this emotional response leads to?  Confirmation bias.  Suddenly, all of your results fit your hypothesis!  Every figure you look at is another.

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Scientific Writing, Part 3

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20
Nov
2013

We're back with the latest installment in our Scientific Writing series!  Today, I am referring back to the genres of scientific writing mentioned in Part 2, specifically the experiment genre. Maybe you noticed some problems with the experiment genre when thinking about your lab reports.  A writing about an experiment should lead the reader from.

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Scientific Writing, Part 2

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04
Nov
2013

I don't want to leave you hanging after Part 1, so let's get right to it!  How can you apply these theories about scientific writing to your classes? It might first be helpful to mentally separate your writings in your different classes.  This sounds obvious, but when your schedule is packed with so many responsibilities,.

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Scientific Writing, Part 1

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29
Oct
2013

As an applied mathematician, scientific writing is something I participate in nearly every day.  Currently, my most pressing writing "assignment" is my dissertation - over 80 pages down and still lots of analysis to go!  Over the past several years of my graduate school career, I've submitted papers for publication and been published; sent in.

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