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How to be a supervisor (when you are barely a grown up)

In my last post, I wrote about learning how to take care of myself during a difficult PhD candidature. In this post, I’m going to discuss my experiences of learning how to supervise. 1,057 more words

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Research Interviewing: Tips and Insights

For the past couple of weeks my professional life has been pretty much filled with three things: arranging, conducting and transcribing interviews.  It’s been two years since my last round of semi-structured research interviews, and it’s been interesting in how my approach this time has benefited from my prior experiences.   1,877 more words

PhD Year 3

How to ECR

Short contracts. Big moves. Low pay. High stress. At times being an early career researcher (ECR) in academia can feel like a living in a pressure cooker. 484 more words

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Making the Most of Your Time in the Archives: Research Technology

As funding budgets shrink, many historians face increased pressure to make the most of their time in distant archives. For a number of years now, a lot of researchers have favored a good digital camera, which (theoretically) allows for a faster gathering of primary source materials than traditional note-taking methods. 1,171 more words


Networking isn’t a dirty word

A few weeks back I went to an early career workshop focused on grant writing, career progression and that horrible, dirty word – networking. At the start of the two days of talks, the group of young researchers made a list of relevant issues for discussion on a flock of compliant whiteboards. 465 more words

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Useful Tools: Up and Running with Lynda and Public Data Sets

Are you in a research funk?

Are you at a place where you’re sick of the research you have been doing?  Maybe you’re not sick of your topic, you’ve just exhausted your data sources.   112 more words


Upcoming educational opportunities you can't miss!

It has been a while since I have posted—too long—but other duties have been occupying much of my time. I would like to take a moment to tell you about three educational opportunities with which I am involved. 495 more words

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