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Presenting Numerical Data

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Scientific papers aim for objectivity, but this is a struggle, in part because words—even a scientist's words— come from a subjective vocabulary. One person's “hot” is another person's “warm,” and one person's “pink” is another person's “red.” Numbers, however, are different. Numbers are widely understood, and they have very similar meanings for most people, so numbers are well suited for objective writing.

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(2009). Presenting Numerical Data. In: From Research to Manuscript. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9467-5_4

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