How to…

Write papers, analyse data, do a Ph.D, and change the world

What is the goal of science?

I think it is to discover how the world works as quickly and reliably as possible.
Many bright people have thought about how we as people, and our institutions can best serve this goal: So you can learn from them, save time, avoid horrible mistakes, and make the world a better place. It will be better because only by discovery can we act effectively, and enjoy the lasting pleasure of understanding.

Some useful papers include:

What stats should I put in my paper?

1. Platt, J. R. (1964). Strong Inference: Certain systematic methods of scientific thinking may produce much more rapid progress than others. Science, 146. 347-353. doi. link.