My focus since my last blog has most definitely been on writing my article. Checklists for each section , or key questions to answer , are useful. However, I feel a real sense of progress as I make my way through Belcher’s (2009) How to write a journal article in 12 weeks… . (Don’t get… Continue reading Writing papers: Or why can’t I get anything written?
So I would have thought that my next post after my contract ended would be on searching for jobs, but in fact, I’ve been mostly pre-occupied with abstracts and posters for conferences. There’s plenty of guidance I would recommend for writing abstracts [1–5], and for posters [6–7], but I think the key points are brevity,… Continue reading Abstracting and postering for conferences
Having been told by Farina that we need to come up with an ice breaker question that was not controversial, I was pondering on what it should be. Several days later I had come up with “Is a Jaffa cake a cake or a biscuit?” I decided to test it out on my colleagues. Oh… Continue reading BEAR services for IAHR
As is common for early career researchers , my contract has now come to an end. I must admit, approaching an absolute deadline for the project gave a remarkable amount of clarity for what had to be done, and by when. Nearly a month ago, I switched from my daily, weekly and monthly To Do… Continue reading All good things…
Our first ECRAG meeting of the year was on one of the key resources you’ll need in the field – networking ! As regular attendees know, we start every meeting with an ice-breaker, and in keeping with the topic, we asked: “What are your concerns / fears about networking?” Fears about what to say,… Continue reading Top tips for networking
Participant feedback can go by many names – stakeholder involvement, respondent validation, member reflections, interviewee transcript review, validation interview…. and any combination of those words you can think of! But basically, it’s getting some kind of feedback from those that participated – interviewees, participants, co-producers of knowledge, subjects… (Again, there are many names!) with the… Continue reading Participant feedback
I expect most people who read this are already thinking ahead to that most joyful of celebrations – Christmas! As I mentioned in my last blog , making sure to keep a healthy work-life balance, (however you define it) is one of the common traits of the most productive researchers. To help, I suggest ‘wrapping… Continue reading Wrapping up for winter