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Books/articles for a researcher
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Books/articles for a researcher
Hi,

I plan on becoming a scientific researcher, and I was wondering if anyone knows about books or articles that every researcher should read/know.

By this I mean knowledge and skills not usually taught through university, at least for the bachellor's degree, such as effectively searching informations, etc.
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Not sure if it's what you're looking for but "A short history of just about everything" is a great book.
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(May 16, 2019 at 11:54 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: Not sure if it's what you're looking for but "A short history of just about everything" is a great book.

I know, right?  I think that not having a science background is a large part of what makes Bill Bryson such a terrific science writer.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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(May 16, 2019 at 3:10 pm)Macoleco Wrote: Hi,

I plan on becoming a scientific researcher, and I was wondering if anyone knows about books or articles that every researcher should read/know.

By this I mean knowledge and skills not usually taught through university, at least for the bachellor's degree, such as effectively searching informations, etc.

I can't name any specific articles. But in general first and foremost a researcher must be in common with the basics of scientific method and formal logic.

Then you have to have to determine you field of interest. After that you have to find two or thee books in this field that are considered classic. These are such books that may not be new but are generally accepted and widely cited. Firstly, you read these books. While reading you have to note the most interesting or the most principal references, look them up in the bibliography section and then try to find, read and most importantly understand these arcticles.

If it's math try to obtain the results of these articles on your own. This is actually one of the most important parts.

Only when you have solid grasp of the basic material you may look for the state of art articles in your field of choice (I recommend using specialized sites like researchgate, archive org etc.). After reading and understanding them you will theoretially be ready for your own research.

If your field of choice is natural sciences you will most likely have to file an application to some lab. Likely you'll have to become a postgrad student.
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