Talk:Lab notebook

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This article really should have a discussion of standard lab notebook guidelines as well as what the law defines as a legal lab notebook. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.21.101.188 (talkcontribs)

Merge Expand[edit]

Lab notebook and Inventor's notebook are two pages on related subjects with a large overlap. I suggest to merge them. Anyone opposing this merge? Thanks. --Edcolins 20:40, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Oppose I'd oppose this. I think that the large overlap is mainly in part to the way that the articles are written. The problem is that while lab notebook's can be inventor's notebooks, and inventor's notebooks can be lab notebook's--lab notebooks can be used for experiments with no invention and inventor's notebooks can be used outside a lab setting. They are related subjects but neither is a subset of the either and it would do a great disservice to merge them and suggest that. I do think that this issue can be handled by expanding the lab notebook article. Lab notebooks are used for everything from middle school students trying to verify the speed of gravity to scientists testing hypothesis of their own. And middle school students are not discovering the speed of gravity (just faulty equipement); there is a distinct difference. The article just doesn't really cover it. Lab notebook should most likely make mention of inventor's notebook and send readers there for more information on certain topics so that there isn't much of an overlap. TStein 10:31, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Fine, you've convinced me. Let's expand it with: lab notebooks in the context of education. --Edcolins 19:07, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Please Merge[edit]

  • too bad for the 2007 discussion, should have merged I find that Inventor's notebook article quite weak. Also, except for a subset of Inventor's notebooks, they all are more than anything Lab notebooks. A section on the particularities and law requirements for inventor's notebooks within the lab notebooks article would be, in my opinion, best. The reasoning that they are the same thing in substance is that AFAIK it is unheard of anybody using both at the same time, as if one served a different and specific and necessary purpose different from the other! Thus, being substantially the same thing, there is no reason to have two separate articles.YamaPlos talk 00:17, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Copyright material[edit]

I have removed [1] copyright material [2] (see copyright notice there: [3]). --Edcolins 20:01, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Note on merging and expanding[edit]

The problem is that while lab notebook's can be inventor's notebooks, and inventor's notebooks can be lab notebook's--lab notebooks can be used for experiments with no invention and inventor's notebooks can be used outside a lab setting. They are related subjects but neither is a subset of the either and it would do a great disservice to merge them and suggest that. I do think that this issue can be handled by expanding the lab notebook article. Lab notebooks are used for everything from middle school students trying to verify the speed of gravity to scientists testing hypothesis of their own. And middle school students are not discovering the speed of gravity (just faulty equipement); there is a distinct difference. The article just doesn't really cover it. Lab notebook should most likely make mention of inventor's notebook and send readers there for more information on certain topics so that there —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.209.116.74 (talkcontribs)