“If we knew what it was we were doing,
it would not be called research, would it?”
As written in this posting, I did a workshop about scientific work a few weeks ago. For this workshop, I updated my presentation about how to organize (a) scientific work.
I’d like to finally adhere to a few promises about writing about literature research and management and I think that converting the presentation to blog entries is a nice way to do so.
So, the next postings will be about the contents of this workshop, to be exact they will deal with:
- Why Do a Workshop About Scientific Work?
- Some Comments About Science
see also: Short Series about Science:
- Personal Requirements
- Positions & Advisers
- Colleagues & Networking (incl. dealing with interpersonal problems)
- Choosing a Research Topic
- Time Management & Task Management
- Finding & Selecting Literature, Managing Literature, and Reading & Using Literature (see also: Possible Academic Literature Workflow, Topic Notebooks and General Tips when Dealing with Literature)
- Ideas and Data (also: Backups)
- Writing: Getting Down to Write, Knowing What To Write, and Re-Writing; and Publishing
I hope this strategy works here as well — as usually, I’m happy about constructive comments. This is my view on the topic and I might be influenced in ways I cannot possibly see, and I am always happy to learn about new ideas, tools, or ways to deal with things (which actually is my motivation of doing the things I do, including giving a workshop while on vacation).