Learn quantitative and numerical expressions in scientific writing
What will you learn?
- Write real numbers and numbers in words
- How to write numerical ranges and listing of numbers
- Expressing very large/small numbers, percentages and using hyphenation
- Write mathematical symbols, mathematical formulas and tables
- Rules for quantitative data and expressions in a research paper
- Understand number agreement in scientific writing
Measuring and quantifying data is a critical part of any researcher’s work. This makes it the responsibility of the researcher to maintain accuracy and consistency while expressing numerical values to avoid any misrepresentation of his/her findings.
Through this program, you will understand how to express numbers in scientific writing in the most accurate and consistent manner. This well-paced course will take you through the best practices of showcasing quantitative data as recommended by academic journals and publications. Apart from learning the rules of presenting numbers in your manuscript, you will also be able to check your understanding with in-video tests at the end of every lesson.
What topics will you cover?
Lecture 1: Introduction
Lecture 2: Objectives of the course
Lecture 3: Numbers in Words
Lecture 4: Working with real numbers
Lecture 5: Writing numerical ranges
Lecture 6: Rules for very large/small numbers
Lecture 7: Guidelines for percentages
Lecture 8: Using mathematical symbols
Lecture 9: Using Tables
Lecture 10: Summary
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