How to: Reading Scientific Papers
Academic journals can feel overwhelming with jargon filled titles and experimental methods the public has never heard of. However, with more of the world looking at science and data for answers, it is important to know how to effectively read and understand these types of articles.
There is no single correct method to properly read a scientific article. Over time everyone develops their own strategy on what works best for them. Hopefully these suggestions will help you get started and dispel any fears of reading the latest data in science!
Dont be afraid to ask for help
Reading scientific articles is difficult! Don’t be afraid to ask a friend for their thoughts or look up a question on Google. Even the most experienced scientists often look to colleagues or journal clubs to help analyze certain papers.