Another 5 Ways to Increase Awareness and Citations of Your Research Work

Another 5 Ways to Increase Awareness and Citations of Your Research Work

In this day and age of funding, university rankings, knowledge transfer and impact it is not simply enough to publish research, it also needs to be used. To be cited by other researchers. To be put into practice by researchers as well as those beyond the research field.

What Does It Take to Become a Researcher?

What Does It Take to Become a Researcher?

Four Ways to Increase Awareness and Citations of Your Research Work

Four Ways to Increase Awareness and Citations of Your Research Work

In this day and age of funding, university rankings, knowledge transfer and impact it is not simply enough to publish research, it also needs to be used. To be cited by other researchers. To be put into practice by researchers as well as those beyond the research field. So, here are some tips on […]

Another 13 Reasons to Do a PhD

Another 13 Reasons to Do a PhD

There are many reasons to do a PhD. Here are further 13. No judgment. Just a list. With an explanation for each. Adding to the 24 and 17 already published – making a total of more than 54.

What Does It Take to Become an Academic Researcher?

What Does It Take to Become an Academic Researcher?

I guess the first question to ask and answer is what is an academic researcher? To me an academic researcher – or just an academic – is someone employed at a university who uses specific investigative techniques in order to improve their (and therefore humanity’s) understanding of the world.

A Further 17 Reasons to Do a PhD

A Further 17 Reasons to Do a PhD

There are many reasons to do a PhD. Here are further 17. No judgment. Just a list. With an explanation for each. This adds to the 24 already published.

Is Your Research Project Agile?

Is Your Research Project Agile?

Project management is a key part of academic research. Indeed, it is often put forward as a transferable skill. Although many academics are good at managing projects, my experience suggests many are not aware of the various approaches, resources and terminology used in project management. Thus, […]

Project Management for Research

Project Management for Research

Project management in research is often talked about in the context of being a transferable skill. A skill you pick up in your PhD and research career that is useful outside research. However, do you actually manage your research projects? Or do they manage you? Do you employ a project […]

Twenty-Four Reasons to Do a PhD

Twenty-Four Reasons to Do a PhD

1. Avoid looking for work – Looking for work is a long process. Especially when you are first joining the workforce. Building your CV is hard. It has to be a short document, but you’re struggling to think of what to include and what to take out. Regardless your CV feels inadequate. So, you […]

Do the Reps

Do the Reps

If you want to build any muscle, you’ll know you need to do repetitions. Often in sets. So, to build your bicep you might do arm curls. Say ten repetitions (reps) in three sets separated by 30 seconds to one minute. Therefore 30 in total in two to three minutes. The more we often we do that (say […]

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