Using diagrams as research aides

I hate doing literature reviews. I always feel I have not read enough. I worry that what I write will be 'wrong' because I have missed some vital piece of literature. These feelings never seem to entirely go away, even though I have been publishing papers for over a decade. I can certainly relate to … Continue reading Using diagrams as research aides

Is the advice you get about your PhD wrong?

This post is by Dr Matthew Evans who is currently a Teaching Fellow in Law, Politics and Sociology at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK and Visiting Researcher in Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Prior to this he completed his PhD … Continue reading Is the advice you get about your PhD wrong?

Helen Kara – book ninja

I've known of Dr Helen Kara and admired her work for some time now. She is one of that rare breed of independent academic who manages to make not being formally affiliated with a university work for her. I was pleased to be able to meet her in person and spend time together in late … Continue reading Helen Kara – book ninja

Going back to school again – a shopping list

All over Australia, new PhD students are beginning their studies - welcome! Starting something new can be hard. Connecting with your new community can make it so much easier. Thesiswhisperer is an online community, but of course you will have your local community too, in your school or faculty. If you are new to ANU, … Continue reading Going back to school again – a shopping list