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How do Scientists Communicate?

Click on the highlighted words for their definitions.


Scientists communicate with others through:

  • Conference presentations and proceedings
    • allows for timely communication of new findings
    • often a limited lasting record, if any
  • Published articles
    • creates a permanent record of the discovery
    • subject to peer review
  • Other communications such as
    • technical reports, manuals, associations’
      newsletters, case studies, image databases,
      listserv postings, blogs, etc.

government or academic institutional publications that convey new developments and culmination of scientific research, technical concept information, and often provide graphical depictions of designs and data

a collection of images, usually, but not always, held in electronic format for retrieval by computer

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