Winning the Games Scientists Play Strategies for Enhancing Your Career in Science

ISBN-10: 0738204250

ISBN-13: 9780738204253

Edition: 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Carl J. Sindermann

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 4/12/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction: The Importance of Interpersonal Strategies in Science
A Primer for Scientific Strategists
The Scientist as a Writer: Publishing Scientific Papers
Authorship of scientific papers
The role of reviewers
Scientific writing viewed from the editor's desk
Damming the paper flood
Summary
The Scientist as a Performer: Presenting Scientific Papers
How not to present a scientific paper
Suggestions for better paper presentations
How to enjoy presenting a scientific paper
The so-called "discussion" following paper presentation
The last word
The Scientist as a Face in the Crowd: Attending Scientific Meetings
Strategies for meeting participation
Funding meeting attendance
Election to society offices
International meetings
Residues of scientific meetings
Summary
The Scientist as a Concertmaster: Chairing Scientific Sessions
Early planning
The meeting
Session follow-up
Special assignments
Summary
The Scientist as a Producer/Director: Organizing Scientific Meetings
The annual meeting of a scientific society
The workshop or small-group conference
The international symposium
Summary
The Scientist as a Negotiator: Participating in Committee Meetings
The chairperson's creed
The committee members' guide
Some committee games
Committee women
The advisory committee
Paper products of committee activities
Computer conferences
Summary
Critical Issues for Scientific Strategists
The Scientist in Transition: Moving Up, On, and Out
The fast track
Leaving the fast track
Life stages of a scientist
Eras in a professional career
The "professional"
Losing strategies
Moving on
Moving out
Summary
The Scientist in Control: Getting and Using Power
Kinds of power in science
Power strategies
Organizational variations in power
Summary
The Scientist in Doubt: Defining Ethics in Science
The perimeter of the circle
Within the circle
Maneuvers in ethical combat zones
Summary
Special Interest Areas for Scientific Strategists
Women in Science: A Current Appraisal
The movement toward equality: current status of women in science
Impediments to achieving full equality for women scientists
Women scientists in the corridors of power
Summary
Coping with Bureaucracy and Bureaucrats
Types of bureaucrats
Common characteristics of bureaucrats
The bureaucratic hierarchy
Kinds of bureaucracies
Summary
Dealing with External Forces: News Media, Lawyers, Politicians, and the Public
News Media
Lawyers
Politicians
The public
Summary
The Scientist in Industry
Industrial game rules
Kinds of industrial research laboratories
Consulting
The scientist as an industry spokesperson
Summary
Conclusions
References
Index
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