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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…

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Researchers’ Roles: Studies and Recommendations

The focus for January is on researchers’ roles, including characteristics and skills critical to success. Read the whole series here. Researchers work within numerous disciplines and use varied methodologies and methods to study problems large and small. While there are many considerations for our specific fields of study, we also have common responsibilities when we take […]

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Ann Sloan Devlin on How Research Design Can Be Timeless and Dynamic

New technology has, and is, changing a lot of the mechanics of social and behavioral science research, but how much is the underlying enterprise itself changing as a result? This is a key question Ann Sloan Devlin, author of the newly released The Research Experience: Planning, Conducting, and Reporting Research, addresses in the interview below. […]

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