How to read a paper
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Thanks to Dave Maier for additional suggestions.
Copyright © 1989, 1990 Michael J. Hanson,
revised by Dylan J. McNamee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
· Quiet place.
· Pencil, paper, photocopy of article.
Deciding what to read
· Read title,abstract.
· Read it, file it or skip it?
Read for breadth
· What did they do?
· Skim introduction, headings, graphics, defini-
tions,conclusions and bibliography.
· Consider the credibility.
· How useful is it?
· Decide whether to go on.