We all have to make sacrifices, be it to afford a new car or to meet a goal long sought-after. Two and a half years in, I realise that the… Read more The PhD and sacrifice →
When I attend PhD training sessions, courses and events, we are always reminded that a successful PhD candidacy (at least somewhat, and perhaps even largely) depends on making an impact.… Read more Lessons learned: being a ‘digital scholar’ →
Earlier this year, in advance of the General Election of 2017 (June 8), I received purdah guidelines through the ESRC. Purdah (/ˈpɜːrdə/) being a concept I had never heard about before, I decided to investigate (admittedly, this does sound more exciting than it actually was…).
As undergrads, postgrads and even PhD (or PGR) students, we receive constant reminders that we need to save our research data at multiple places and frequently, both from teachers, supervisors and peers. There are also conferences and symposia dedicated to underlining the importance of making data available and replicability. However, by taking an online course provided by my University, I’ve recently learned that to ensure replicability and the later availability of your data, there are more steps you should take. These are the lessons I’ve learned…