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surviving (and maybe even thriving) as a career contract researcher

The final and fifth post in this series on being a researcher on other people’s projects comes from Dr Simon Bailey. Simon is Research Fellow, CLAHRC Greater Manchester Alliance,  Manchester Business School.  I’m what you might call a career contract researcher. This wasn’t … Continue reading

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Finding a balance when working on somebody else’s projects

The fourth post about researching on someone else’s projects comes from Australians Dr Jess Harris (University of Newcastle & Dr Nerida Spina (QUT). In the post that prompted our contribution, Pat described some of the ethical and political issues associated with working as … Continue reading

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Negotiating the associate researcher role 

Sharon McCulloch is (among other things) a teaching fellow at the University of Bath, a postgraduate tutor at University College London, and an associate lecturer at Lancaster University. Her research interests are in literacy practices, as they pertain to both … Continue reading

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not just a foot soldier – a researcher on someone else’s project

This week there are five posts on researching on other people’s projects. The first  is from Dr Daniel Sawyer. Daniel  is a postdoc in Oxford’s English Faculty, where he is editing a portion of the first English translation of the Bible … Continue reading

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professional doctorates – what are they good for?

People often ask me about the professional doctorate, what it’s about and whether it’s worth doing.  Here’s the beginning of an answer to that very big question… I need to come clean about my own prejudice about professional doctorates first … Continue reading

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academic sentences -#wakeupreader

Academic sentences are often lengthy. They make a point and then add multiple caveats and embellishments. Some people think there is an ideal sentence length. I have read for instance that the ideal newspaper sentence is somewhere around twenty words. Perhaps a … Continue reading

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a researcher on someone else’s project?

I completed my PhD after a pretty substantial professional career. Then, I went into an academic job and jumped straight into my own small research projects. Now, somewhat later,  I direct larger and longer research projects, often with a colleague and a small research … Continue reading

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