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Advice for a Young Investigator

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ISBN-10: 0262681501

ISBN-13: 9780262681506

Edition: 2004

Authors: Santiago Ramon Y Cajal, Neely Swanson, Larry W. Swanson

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This text, first published in 1897, is an anecdotal guide for the perplexed new investigator as well as a resource for the old pro. It covers everything from valuable personality traits for an investigator to social factors conducive to scientific work.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.39" wide x 7.91" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Preface to the second edition
Preface to the third edition
Preface to the fourth edition
Thoughts about general methods
Abstract rules are sterile
Need to enlighten the mind and strengthen resolve
Organization of the book
Beginner's Traps
Undue admiration of authority
The most important problems are already solved
Preoccupation with applied science
Perceived lack of ability
Intellectual Qualities
Independent judgment
Passion for reputation
Taste for scientific originality
What Newcomers to Biological Research Should Know
General education
The need for specialization
Foreign languages
How monographs should be read
The absolute necessity of seeking inspiration in nature
Mastery of technique
In search of original data
Diseases of the Will
Bibliophiles and polyglots
Instrument addicts
Social Factors Beneficial to Scientific Work
Material support
Having a profession and doing research work are compatible
The investigator and his family
Stages of Scientific Research
Working hypotheses
On Writing Scientific Papers
Justification for scientific contributions
Justice and courtesy in decisions
Description of methods
The need for illustrations
The publication of scientific works
The Investigator as Teacher