Essentials of Scientific Research: A Practical Guide
Devon D. Brewer, author
Published in 2020
ISBN 978-0-9986154-0-0 (paperback) | 978-0-9986154-1-7 (hardcover) | 978-0-9986154-2-4 (ebook: Kindle)
Despite its technical sophistication, scientific research often has flaws in procedure, logic,
and language that ultimately undermine its value. In Essentials of Scientific Research,
Devon D. Brewer covers indispensable principles and practices for conducting sound scientific
research that are rarely taught or mentioned in textbooks. These frequently overlooked principles
and practices are based on common sense and logic.
In this book, Brewer focuses on four aspects of doing scientific research:
- steps and procedures common to all fields,
- communicating research,
- working and interacting with others in scientific settings, and
- intellectual and ethical matters.
Brewer uses observations from scientists and philosophers throughout history to highlight the timeless
nature of the Essentials
. Drawing on his own and others’ experiences, he gives practical
advice on how to do scientific research well. This book is a reliable reference to consult again and
again in negotiating the challenges of research.
About the author: Devon D. Brewer has 34 years of research experience in the health and
social sciences. He has done research in academia, government, and the private sector, and also
worked extensively as an independent scientist and consultant.
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