Please note that this web-page title predates Ivan Valiela's book by the same name and has substantially different content.
Explains the point of view and motivation of these files about "doing" science.
Recruiting propaganda aimed at prospective graduate students in biological oceanography.
How the process of science, i.e., creating new knowledge, differs from its products, i.e., knowledge and technology.
Find your beliefs and make sure that they are not in the cemetery of "isms."
Where theories and hypotheses come from; science's best kept secret.
Criteria for evaluating hypotheses.
It cannot make any interesting, testable predictions.
How not to hit the nail exactly on the thumb.
Comparisons that are sometimes useful in teaching how science works.
If your views and mine don't match, maybe my definitions are at fault.
An executive summary.
But it ain't over 'till the writing is done.
If it hasn't been written up, it hasn't been done. Here is some advice on:
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