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Passion about Research Process (not output!)

My hand trembled with nervousness and anticipation. It was the start of my student research project. My supervisor had talked me through how “by doing X we will learn more about Y” and I was excited to get started.

A decade later when I talk to my own students I sometimes catch myself using another way to frame our work: “if we do X, and it ‘works’, then perhaps we can get into prestigious journal Y”. This is poison for an inquiring mind…

Categories: Ethics, Research Skills, Roles, Social Issues

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Webinar on Indigenous and Intercultural Research: Issues, Ethics, and Methods

Indigenous and Intercultural Research will be the MethodSpace focus for February. So we can go in depth and exchange ideas on these important topics, we are hosting a MethodSpace Live Webinar: Indigenous and Intercultural Research: Issues, Ethics, and Methods. Register now! Date: February 27Time: 18:00. Find the time in your zone here. Register here This […]

Categories: Ethics, Focus Series, Indigenous Methods, MethodSpace Live!, Participatory Methods, Research, Research Skills, Social Issues, Teaching, Uncategorised

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PhD Students Should Prepare for Careers Outside Academia

Those who do finish their PhDs face a highly competitive academic employment market, as the number of annual PhD graduates exceeds the number of available academic openings in all but a few specialized areas of study. Universities are increasingly aware of this imbalance. But their responses are slow and uneven. Our research helps to explain why, and we argue that PhD students must take their own initiative to prepare for diverse career outcomes.

Categories: Careers, Impact, Practice, Social Issues, Supervising research, Teaching

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