Safety in the Field for Interviewers
Often there is a lot of discussion on protecting the identity of our subjects when we do our research. The IRB focuses on the protection of both the subjects and the institution to a great extent, but what about the researcher? In the Terry Arendell paper about the difficulties she found in her interviews […]
Interviewing Skills for Qualitative Research
When doing research, sometimes it is easy to forget about the actual research project as you jump through all the hoops to get your IRB approved, find your subjects, honing in on your questions, etc. For those of us doing more qualitative work, there can be another huge layer of work involved interviewing subjects […]
Being “well” covers all sorts of areas often ignored by busy grad students. Often we are very concerned with avoiding germs in order to chug through our semester, teaching loads, comps, and writing.
This is especially apparent when we are in the final weeks of the semester. No one wants to get sick during a […]
The Freedom that Comes with Deleting
Whether you have true writer’s block or struggle with perfectionism, hitting that delete button can be both terrifying and exhilarating all at the same time. As someone who is never quite happy with the work I produce, I’ve found that I tend to over-analyze details. This leads to a lot of hours of quality […]
Using Brown Bags as Practice Runs
Practice makes perfect, so why should your presentations be any other way? You can do a spin on Terry’s idea and record your presentations online to critique yourself which can be very helpful. But if you’re anything like me, there’s just something cringe-worthy about seeing yourself on screen. I tend to over-analyze all my […]
Setting Time Boundaries
The busy life of a grad student is often spent juggling multiple responsibilities from school, work and personal life. If you’re anything like me, you’re always finding yourself overcommitted to things and something has to drop to the wayside.
One of my goals has been to better manage my time and set up boundaries with […]
Networking After the Conference is Over
After a conference, you may feel overwhelmed with all the things you have to catch up with, but it is important to remember that networking doesn’t end when you leave the conference. If you’re anything like me, your memory starts fading pretty quickly after a long succession of events, so it is important for […]
Surviving Grad School and RA Life
Some of us in the graduate world find ourselves balancing the various duties of our studies along with responsibilities within a residential hall. While the role of an RA may vary depending on the university’s culture, some basic guidelines hold true. Over my last year as an RA, I’ve learned a few basic tips to […]
In the world of graduate school, awed whispers (sometimes with a twinge of jealousy) can strike up when the topic of publication arises. With academic publishing playing such an important role for any graduate student, it is no wonder that there is often a lot of stress when it comes to the whole ordeal.
New Tools in LinkedIn
While I confess that I tend to check my Facebook page more often than my LinkedIn page, I’m happy to see that there have been some exciting changes for students who want to expand our networking opportunities. Earlier this month, LinkedIn revealed a new section to their layout just for […]
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