The following is a step-by-step guide to understanding scientific papers published in the blog :”Violent Methaphors”. I hope that you take the time to read this paper especially if you do not have experience reading this type of articles. Part of the issue that will be of interest to decision makers and regulators in developing countries while examining this type of evidence for biotechnology and especially with regard to GMOs, will be the ability to judge the quality of a specific paper and of a collection of papers, which constitute evidence responding and in some cases supporting research questions, hypotheses and interpretation. Cheers to the blogger for a quiet neat document!!!

Violent metaphors

Update (1/3/18) I’ve been overwhelmed with requests for the shorter guide, and the email address below no longer works. So I’ve uploaded a copy of the guide for anyone to download and share here: How to read and understand a scientific article. Please feel free to use it however you wish (although I’d appreciate being credited as the author). I apologize to everyone who emailed me and didn’t get a response! If you would like to let me know who you are and what you’re using it for in the comments below, I’d love to hear!

Update (8/30/14): I’ve written a shorter version of this guide for teachers to hand out to their classes. If you’d like a PDF, shoot me an email: jenniferraff (at) utexas (dot) edu.

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