So often I hear, “What program should I use to write my thesis?” And, like photographers say the best camera is the one you have with you, the best program to write your thesis with is the one you have. Most people have MS Word. Yet, many overlook it for other programs (e.g. scrivener). Or […]
Six Lessons I’ve Learned Helping Researchers with Social Media
Download as PDF Like it or not, social media is here to stay. And as academics and researchers, it means you’ll need to make use of it. Or make better use of it. Or make more use of it.
Fifteen Posts to Help Promote Your Next Journal Article
Download as PDF How many social media posts do you think you can make from one published article? I reckon you should be aiming for 10, so here are 15 ideas.
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
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).
Simplifying Research Project Management
Download as PDF Project management is too complex, and therefore project management in research is regularly avoided. BUT – researchers can fix that with some simple approaches.
It is Okay to Feel Nervous (Anxious Even)
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. And, in talking to people like you, as well as friends and family, I want to say…
A Better Model to Support University Collaborations
Download as PDF 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 the perception of […]
How to Promote Your Research on Social Media
Download as PDF 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.
Having Tough Conversations with Your Student
Download as PDF Just like talking to your superiors can be tough, so too can talking to your students. Indeed, there are many similarities.