In June and July MethodSpace will focus on research-oriented careers including career purpose and goals, skills, as well as expected and unexpected transitions.
In the BC era (before Covid) Dr. Gary Burkholder was a MethodSpace Mentor-in-Residence. He and the co-editors for the recent book, Research Design and Methods, contributed a series of posts. Their writings are newly relevant given that these faculty members from the online Walden University have lots of experience guiding online doctoral students. Find the whole series here.
I asked Gary to do MethodSpace another favor, and speak specifically about career preparation for doctoral students and recent graduates. See the interview for insights and specific strategies.
Gary mentioned an article in his closing remarks; find it here.
Relevant MethodSpace Posts
- Tips for Faculty Who Mentor Students Who are Working Professionals
- Research about meaningful work
- Is Novelty in Science a Distracting Obsession?
- Academics Ought to Write for the Public For More Impact
- Roles & Skills for Research Outside of Academia
- PhD Students Should Prepare for Careers Outside Academia
- Why did we write Research Design and Methods An Applied Guide for the Scholar-Practitioner?
- Why is research dissemination important for scholar-practitioners?
- How do Scholar-Practitioners Manage Boundaries Between Theory and Practice?
- Research Skills that Adult Students/Scholar-Practitioners Need