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Evolving Door: Moving from Researcher to Research Manager

In this archived hour-long seminar, Social Science Space blogger Robert Dingwall discusses the organizational requirements and the useful skills that can be built to support the individual who wants to be a reasearch manager and the ecosystem — in both social science and STEM settings — that can support such striving.

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I Have a Journal Article. How Do I Write a Blog Post About it?

If you can really do communication in an accessible way, explains Patrick Dunleavy, your writing may also circulate widely in other disciplines and in the external world outside universities, enhancing your reputation there. And you are in luck – he also explains one way to do that.

6 years ago
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A Primer for the Beginning Peer Reviewer

The first time you’re asked to write a peer review, it can seem like confirmation that you are no longer an academic poseur but a real member of the club. Then the realization that you’ve never written a peer review sets in. Here are some tips on taking that initial step.

6 years ago
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You’d Like PowerPoint If You Only Used It Right

It’s a poor workman who blames his tools, argue two proponents of the ‘proper’ use of PowerPoint in the classroom. And here they offer tips on how to use the dread Microsoft product well.

7 years ago
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Awaiting Academic Success? When Frogs Fly

Critics of various bits of research often go to great lengths to make the studies seem silly, not serious. But ‘silly’ endeavors often result in serious societal gains — and maybe a boost for your career.

7 years ago
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Book Review: How to Write a Thesis

The author of ‘In the name of the Rose, Umberto Eco, has another classic under his belt. Now in its 23rd edition in Italy and translated into 17 languages, How to Write a Thesis has just received its long overdue publication in English.

7 years ago
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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.

7 years ago
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