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“Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug warfare statistics is unusually effortless to learn, and Robinson and Scherlen have performed a massive want not just to critics of present drug coverage by way of compiling this damning critique of ONDCP claims, but in addition to somebody attracted to how facts is compiled, provided, and misused by means of bureaucrats trying to defend their domain names. it may be required examining for contributors of Congress. ” — Drug struggle Chronicle ebook Review
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Another classic is to ignore the guidelines about presentation format, which will lose marks, needlessly antagonise the marker, and send out a signal that if you’re clueless in this respect, then you’ll probably have done something clueless elsewhere as well. e. to make silly, classic mistakes which have the same effect on markers as the scent of blood does on sharks. If you’re not sure what constitutes blood in the water for your discipline, then it’s advisable to find out as soon as possible.
They might make it clear that they disagree with Young & Green’s approach, but that isn’t a problem for you: reading that article is your ticket into the conversation which can steer you towards a better topic, so it’s not been a waste of your time. A brief note to PhD students. The ‘ripping off the “further work” section’ strategy is usually a good one for Master’s students and undergraduates. It’s not so straightforward for PhD students, since the ‘further work’ section is where shrewd researchers stake their priority claim on something that they haven’t done yet, but which they will quite possibly have already done by the time the journal article appears in print (because of the lead time on journal articles).
If all the seedlings planted in the same soil flourish regardless of climate, then that’s a pretty strong hint that soil is a relevant factor. This in turn raises more questions, such as what it is about the soil that makes a difference, and you can tackle these questions in just the same way. ) The key thing about this approach is that you’re identifying a factor which might make a difference, and systematically varying it in some way, while keeping everything else the same. This allows you to exclude possibilities in succession, and thereby narrow down the set of possible answers.
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