November 25, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

critical reading of literature

7 min read

One of the most important elements of science is critical reading of papers. Most of us come into science as undergrads feeling somewhat naive about what we read in papers. Our default tendency is to believe most or all that we read as “true”. As we get more experienced, we realize that in fact if anything it is the opposite. We have to view papers very skeptically. And as we get wiser we realize the weaknesses present in even the best papers and how …Read More