Here at the Whisperer we try to make your life easier by reading books and doing reviews. We try to review books which would appeal to most researchers, but some of the books we get sent have more specific audiences in mind. "Ethics and Values in Social research" by Paul Ransome is clearly designed for … Continue reading Book Review: Ethics and Values in Social Research, Paul Ransome
One of the most popular posts on the Thesis Whisperer is How to write 1000 words a day and not go bat shit crazy. Last year a Twitter follower brought to my attention a post called How I went from writing 2000 words to 10,000 words a day by the fiction writer Rachel Aaron. I … Continue reading How to write 10,000 words a day
I want to tell you a story about a friend - let's call him Todd. Todd used to work in an academic 'think tank' run by a famous professor, let's call him Kenny. Kenny and Todd worked together for a number of years. Kenny was a demanding boss. He consistently tasked Todd with a series … Continue reading Feeding the crazy
Who can help you get a job outside of academia when you finish your PhD? Career counselling professionals with a special interest in PhD student issues are rare. In December last year I was invited to give the keynote at the annual meeting of Australian post graduate careers advisors in Sydney. Naturally leapt at the … Continue reading Academic on the inside?