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I’ve recently been asked how new PhDers ought to go about choosing academic conferences. Here goes… Because conferences are discipline specific, you really do need to talk with your supervisor and your peers about which are the best conferences to … Continue reading
As always, after coming home from a conference I’m in a swirl of muddled ideas. I have some obligations to contact people and send things, and there’s some further follow up work to do. I’ve also inadvertently been thinking about … Continue reading
There are conventions about conference behaviour just as there are in every other area of academic life. Here’s three conference basics. 1. If I’m late for a session, should I go in or wait outside? It’s just about acceptable to … Continue reading
I often get asked about the pros and cons of doctoral researchers blogging, and I know other colleagues do too. There isn’t a right or wrong answer to the question of course, it’s always an “It depends”. But here’s a … Continue reading
This is the first of five posts written to coincide with attending the European Education Research Association conference in Porto. There is more to getting ready to go to a conference than getting the abstract written and accepted. Indeed there’s … Continue reading
Today is patter’s birthday. Two years of mostly two posts a week adds up to 186 posts, 187 counting this one. Starting with 2,000 hits in its first month, patter now gets about 25,000 hits a month. And 187 posts, … Continue reading