17 février 2020

Ten simple rules for structuring papers

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Ten simple rules for structuring papers
Brett Mensh, Konrad Kording, bioRxiv, 2020/01/09
Needless to say, I don't structure my papers this way. Never have, never will. That said, I can see the logic of the structure and have no problem recommending it to others. There's an especially helpful diagram part way through the paper that describes the structure. Basically the idea is: summarize what other people know and find a problem; gather and analyze some data to address the problem; summarize the gap filled by your work and outline its limitations. So, why don't I use this method? It's hard to explain - my 'data' is my newsletter, which I can't really summarize. Also, I'm never working on one idea at a time. No piece of my work should be viewed outside the context of all the rest of my work; it's all one big work. And I'm not interested in problems so much as I am interested in new ways of seeing and imagining possibilities. More...

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