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Author Zobel, Justin.

Title Writing for Computer Science [electronic resource].

Published London : Springer London, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
Edition 3
Physical description 1 online resource (285 p.)
Notes Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Preface; Contents; 1 Introduction; Kinds of Publication; Writing, Science, and Skepticism; Using This Book; Spelling and Terminology; 2 Getting Started; Beginnings; Shaping a Research Project; Research Planning; Students and Advisors; A ̀̀Getting Started'' Checklist; 3 Reading and Reviewing; Research Literature; Finding Research Papers; Critical Reading; Developing a Literature Review; Authors, Editors, and Referees; Contribution; Evaluation of Papers; Content of Reviews; Drafting a Review; Checking Your Review; 4 Hypotheses, Questions, and Evidence; Hypotheses; Defending Hypotheses
Forms of EvidenceUse of Evidence; Approaches to Measurement; Good and Bad Science; Reflections on Research; A ̀̀Hypotheses, Questions, and Evidence'' Checklist; 5 Writing a Paper; The Scope of a Paper; Telling a Story; Organization; Title and Author; Abstract; Introduction; Body; Literature Review; Conclusions; Bibliography; Appendices; The First Draft; From Draft to Submission; Co-authoring; Theses; Getting It Wrong; Irrelevance; Inconsistency, Inadequacy, and Incompleteness; Incomprehensibility; Ugliness; Ignorance; A ̀̀Writing Up'' Checklist; 6 Good Style; Economy; Tone; Examples
MotivationBalance; Voice; The Upper Hand; Obfuscation; Analogies; Straw Men; Reference and Citation; Quotation; Acknowledgements; Grammar; Beauty; 7 Style Specifics; Titles and Headings; The Opening Paragraphs; Variation; Paragraphing; Ambiguity; Sentence Structure; Tense; Repetition and Parallelism; Emphasis; Definitions; Choice of Words; Qualifiers; Misused Words; Spelling Conventions; Jargon; Cliché and Idiom; Foreign Words; Overuse of Words; Padding; Plurals; Abbreviations; Acronyms; Sexism; 8 Punctuation; Fonts and Formatting; Stops; Commas; Colons and Semicolons; Apostrophes
ExclamationsHyphenation; Capitalization; Quotations; Parentheses; Citations; 9 Mathematics; Clarity; Theorems; Readability; Notation; Ranges and Sequences; Alphabets; Line Breaks; Numbers; Percentages; Units of Measurement; 10 Algorithms; Presentation of Algorithms; Formalisms; Level of Detail; Figures; Notation; Environment of Algorithms; Asymptotic Cost; 11 Graphs, Figures, and Tables; Graphs; Diagrams; Tables; Captions and Labels; Axes, Labels, and Headings; 12 Other Professional Writing; Scoping the Task; Understanding the Task; Documentation; Technical Reports; Grant Applications
Non-technical WritingStructuring a Report; Audience; Style; Other Problem Areas; A ̀̀Professional Writing'' Checklist; 13 Editing; Consistency; Style; Proofreading; Choice of Word-Processor; An ̀̀Editing'' Checklist; 14 Experimentation; Baselines; Persuasive Data; Interpretation; Robustness; Performance of Algorithms; Human Studies; Coding for Experimentation; Describing Experiments; An ̀̀Experimentation'' Checklist; 15 Statistical Principles; Variables; Samples and Populations; Aggregation and Variability; Reporting of Variability; Statistical Tools; Randomness and Error; Intuition
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Summary All researchers need to write or speak about their work, and to have research  that is worth presenting. Based on the author's decades of experience as a researcher and advisor, this third edition provides detailed guidance on writing and presentations and a comprehensive introduction to research methods, the how-to of being a successful scientist.  Topics include: ·         Development of ideas into research questions; ·         How to find, read, evaluate and referee other research; ·         Design and evaluation of experiments and appropriate use of statistics; ·         Ethics, the principles of science and examples of science gone wrong. Much of the book is a step-by-step guide to effective communication, with advice on:  ·         Writing style and editing; ·         Figures, graphs and tables; ·         Mathematics and algorithms; ·         Literature reviews and referees' reports; ·         Structuring of arguments and results into papers and theses; ·         Writing of other professional documents; ·         Presentation of talks and posters. Written in an accessible style and including handy checklists and exercises, Writing for Computer Science is not only an introduction to the doing and describing of research, but is a valuable reference for working scientists in the computing and mathematical sciences.
Other author Ebook Library
Subject Computer science.
Science (General).
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781447166399 39.99 (NL)