Download as PDF Plans are good until they are not. That is, if things change, then your plan must change too. Often, researchers write a plan. Things change. They blame the plan. It is not right. It is not accurate.
If you're finding your current project or planning approach is not effective. If you're finding you're not getting the stuff you want to do done, then you need to change something. Change what you do or change what you plan.
Download as PDF Increasingly, PhDs are planned, and project managed. Certainly in Australia anyway. So, what is the ideal PhD plan? I’m not entirely sure, but here is my stab at it.
Download as PDF My PhD supervisor was very supportive of conference attendance. She funded all of her students to attend conferences every single year.
Download as PDF This post is inspired by a video I watched on the University of Technology Sydney website. In that video, Professor Andrew Barron talks about how planning, and then referring back to the plan resulted in a huge uptick in his research outputs (publications) in the next 2 years. […]
Some of the most common mistakes I see people make when it comes to writing their thesis.
Download as PDF "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).
Download as PDF If you want to be a successful researcher, you'll need to read and cite lots of journal articles.
Download as PDF Should I change my PhD topic? I'm sure many of you have asked yourself that question.
Download as PDF 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: