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How to Avoid Being Misquoted by the Press

Journalists have their own set of accuracy issues, so don’t add to them by making it hard to pick out your message from a torrent of disconnected thoughts carpet bombed on the ink-stained class. Here, Kevin Anselmo offers advice on preparation and training beforehand to reduce the likelihood of being misquoted.

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Ten ‘Rules’ for Being Creative in Producing Research

Kip Jones, who from his perch as a reader in performative social science at Bournemouth University’s Centre for Qualitative Research focuses on developing tools from the arts and humanities for use by social scientists in research, offers this top 10 list of techniques to welcome in the new year.

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Leveling the Career Playing Field … with Audio

Viva Voce is a website platform that allows social science researchers to set up five minute podcasts about their research.
Gemma Sou argues podcasts are an ideal medium for early career researchers as social media tend to mirror the academic environment, with CV-like publication lists and stratified networks. By literally giving researchers a voice, findings can be brought to life and a more level playing field for researchers can be established.

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What is Peer Review? An Explainer

We’ve all heard the phrase “peer review” as giving credence to research and scholarly papers, but what does it actually […]

6 years ago
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Are You an Academic Hermit?

Lack a personal website? No CV posted online? Is your work visible on digital listings? If you are answering no, Patrick Dunleavy offers some advice how to easily shed that monkish role — if you want to.

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