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Posts Tagged ‘credibility’

Blogging… Redux

Posted by Jeff on January 18, 2010

So, as anyone who might still follow this blog has possibly noticed, I haven’t been very diligent with updating recently. In fact, I think it’s been 4 months since my last entry! I’m going to try to change this and post here at least a couple times a week from now on. I can’t guarantee that they will all be terribly compelling posts or extremely content-heavy, but I’ll try!

Starting with today. I wanted to mention something we were discussing in my lab class this quarter dealing with publishing scientific data and papers. One of the most important parts of writing a paper to be published in a peer-reviewed journal is properly performing the data analysis. To be even more specific, it’s properly performing error analysis on your data. Read the rest of this entry »

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Open for criticism

Posted by Jeff on September 10, 2009

A while back I posted the first draft of a paper I was writing on scientific credibility. I had promised to also post the final draft when I was finished but then I forgot and went on with my life. Well, for anyone who is interested, here is the final draft that I turned in. I’d very much apprectiate any comments or criticism on my approach and/or writing style. I’d love to hear from anyone who has something to say, so read it after the fold and hold nothing back.

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Controversial Science: On the demarcation of scientific knowledge from scientific nonsense.

Posted by Jeff on February 3, 2009

I just stayed up all night writing this paper for my rhetoric class. It’s the first draft¬†and will certainly¬†be in need of revision so if any of you would care to read it and tell me what you think I would be most grateful. It’s after the fold…

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