English | 131 pages | ISBN-10: 1439869650 | PDF | 3.2 MB
Describing the philosophy of the scientific method and the training and professional characteristics needed for a successful career, Scientific Research as a Career is a comprehensive "how-to" guide for the aspiring scientist. Based on the author's experience both as a scientist in a research organization and as a university mentor, the book covers:
The interaction between management and leadership principles and scientific research
Qualifications and attributes usually required to become a successful researcher
History, application, and prerequisites of the scientific method and scientific progress
Exploration of the careers of pivotal and influential scientists
The author highlights the importance of networking and the value of forming contacts with colleagues, joining scientific associations, attending conferences, making presentations, and acting as chairs for conference sessions. He also touches on the many areas outside of "the science" that readers are likely to encounter during their career, such as mentoring, supervising research students, and managing a group. The book clearly delineates not only the challenges currently facing scientists, but also how to overcome them and achieve success in their careers.
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