Useful information for graduate students


How to Write a Scientific Paper, courtesy of Conservation Bytes, outlines a process for planning out the structure of a paper, with an emphasis on being concise and sticking to a clear simple message.

Guidelines for Scientific Writing, from Duke University, provides style and grammar guidelines, with an emphasis on sentence construction and flow. Great for editing your writing once you have a first draft to work from.

Data analysis

Mixed effects models

Here are a couple of websites that I have found useful in getting to grips with mixed effects models:

A nice graphical explanation of the concepts behind random intercepts, courtesy of Bristol University.
How to write and intrepret mixed effects models using the lmer function in R, from the Madison SSCC.