Research is a slow process. If you’ve paid any attention to the COVID situation you’d know that the immunisations took months to go from idea to market. This is unheard of in research. Usually that process takes decades!
Some of the most common mistakes I see people make when it comes to writing their thesis.
"It is your job to prevent people from reading your article in stupid ways" I love that quote from Belcher (Writing your Journal Article in 12 Weeks, p. 363).
If you want to be a successful researcher, you'll need to read and cite lots of journal articles.
Should I change my PhD topic? I'm sure many of you have asked yourself that question.
Over the last 6 months I’ve been running 3 writing groups focused on social media, thesis, and journal article writing. Here’s what I’ve learned:
Project management is too complex, and therefore project management in research is regularly avoided. BUT - researchers can fix that with some simple approaches.
In Victoria (Australia) the past week has seen as shift closer to long term COVID normal. The major change has been that larger employers can have staff back onsite at between 50% and 75% capacity.
I've helped a number of university-to-university collaborations get established and then operate. And that got me thinking about models of support that could do both - (1) support the initiative, and; (2) freely give out the advice to use their model without that advice having bias as well. Or […]
In my experience there are two types of researchers promoting their content on social media. Those who do nothing, and those who say, “I’m so excited to announce my paper on [something] was published [somewhere].” Of course, there are a few who do what I suggest below (read on). But not many.