When to Change Your Research Plan

When to Change Your Research Plan

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.

Lifting Your Project Management Game

Lifting Your Project Management Game

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.

Planning Your (Ideal) PhD

Planning Your (Ideal) PhD

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.

Five Conferences You Should Be Attending During Your PhD and Why

Five Conferences You Should Be Attending During Your PhD and Why

Download as PDF My PhD supervisor was very supportive of conference attendance. She funded all of her students to attend conferences every single year.

Becoming a Successful Researcher in 4 Easy Steps…

Becoming a Successful Researcher in 4 Easy Steps…

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. […]

Mistakes People Make Writing Their Thesis

Mistakes People Make Writing Their Thesis

Some of the most common mistakes I see people make when it comes to writing their thesis.

Writing a Better Thesis, Dissertation or Journal Article

Writing a Better Thesis, Dissertation or Journal Article

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).

A Better Way to Read Journal Articles

A Better Way to Read Journal Articles

Download as PDF If you want to be a successful researcher, you'll need to read and cite lots of journal articles.

Twelve Questions to Consider When Changing PhD Topic

Twelve Questions to Consider When Changing PhD Topic

Download as PDF Should I change my PhD topic? I'm sure many of you have asked yourself that question.

Eleven Things I’ve Learned About Running Writing Groups

Eleven Things I’ve Learned About Running Writing Groups

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:

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