Here's the second thing (here's the first thing) I thought about on my way to Boston: "Research is me-search." Interpretations of this phrase probably vary, but I've usually thought that in my case, it wouldn't really apply: I have such limited personal connections to war. But then again, sometimes I "me-search" in the sense that … Continue reading Mesearch
Since I started this "series" of blog posts, a more-or-less regular process of post-writing has emerged: I jot down some ideas, or very loosely connected, scattered, thoughts, often on my phone while walking home. These ideas take the shape of a still-very-rough draft of a post, for example during a half-hour while waiting for dinner … Continue reading Process. Notes.
Almost exactly a year ago, I was on my way to Boston to visit my friend Rachel. Now , I am on my way to Boston again, visiting Rachel again but also attending a workshop on structural equation modeling. Last year when I visited Rachel, we talked a lot about research. She was a year … Continue reading Review
The final post of the The Summer Series , in which I attempt to summarize them all. We’re approaching the end of summer, and after 2 weeks of accidental silence, it’s time for me to wrap up the series. I said we’d tell some “true tales of academic adventure and misadventure”, but have any of … Continue reading Summer Series Summary
By Sho Tsuji, part of The Summer Series of guest posts Not pursuing a PhD was, frankly, never part of my thought process. My parents are both researchers (albeit, in Biophysics and Physical Chemistry), and I grew up spending Sunday afternoons in the lab proudly reproducing the Briggs-Rauscher reaction in my own little lab coat … Continue reading The Straightforward Academic (or: Your advisor also poops)
By Melissa Wheeler, part of The Summer Series of guest posts I, of course, said yes to writing a blog about my academic adventures, because I have this pesky habit of saying yes to everything. Spoiler alert: this may be the theme of my story. Let’s start from the tertiary beginning. I attended the University … Continue reading Right Place, Right Time
By Hanne M Watkins, part of The Summer Series of guest posts How did I get my job? The basic story is, well, basic: Early-ish in my PhD I met Geoff Goodwin at a conference; thanks to that meeting, later in my PhD I visited his lab for 4 months; at the end of my … Continue reading Growing an Academic Garden
By Yana Weinstein, part of The Summer Series of guest posts I didn't always know what I was doing. Scratch that; I still don't really know what I'm doing, but at least, these days I mostly look like I do. There was a time when I didn't even look like I knew what I was … Continue reading My Long and Winding Road to Academic Career Satisfaction
If you look at my CV, you'll see that I have 3 published peer-reviewed papers. Let's not dwell on how small that number seems in terms of the academic job market. Instead, let's do dwell on how small that number seems in terms of substantial contribution to scientific knowledge, an outcome I care about at a much more lofty, less … Continue reading Why Open Data is Awesome – A Completely Self-Interested Explanation
There's a new kid on the blogging block - The 100% CI - and I 100% recommend you check them out and invite them to your birthday party. As for me; I arrived a little late to the party today - specifically, to the party happening on PsychMAP around Julia Rohrer's 100% CI post on (mild) optimism … Continue reading Optimism, and some answers.