In mainstream writing there’s a bit more flexibility than when you’re writing for scientific publication. Used carefully and in the right context, it may be fine to begin a sentence with a conjunction like and or but. The grammar police may give you a hard time, but ignore them. We’re well past the 1800s.
Being open about what you could not do in your research is actually extremely positive, and it’s viewed favorably by editors and peer reviewers. Writing about your limitations without reducing your impact is a valuable skills that will help your reputation as a researcher.
The structure, tone, and style of your journal response letter (also known as a rebuttal letter) can all affect whether your research will be accepted for publication. Yet surprisingly, some researchers hurt their chances at this stage when they’re just a step from success.
Figures catch the reader’s eyes and complement your text. They present your data and explain them visually. And thanks to the expanding list of software options out there, you can go beyond simple bar graphs and charts and make your paper stand out.
The flow diagram (also called flowchart or flow chart) is typically the first figure in the results section of your systematic review. A PRISMA flow diagram visually depicts the reviewers’ process of finding published data on the topic and how they decided whether to include it in the review.
Why do we use analysis of variance (ANOVA) when we’re interested in the differences among means? And how do ANOVA tests work? We’ll try and lay it out simply for you.