Becoming a researcher: practical strategies for taming the angst and changing the world

Speaker:  Jeanna N Matthews – Potsdam, NY, United States
Topic(s):  Applied Computing

Abstract

For beginning researchers, identifying their research topic can be a daunting and intimidating task. (You mean I need to find the right question and then answer it too?) This talk is part pep talk and part highly practical advice for beginning researchers.  I will discuss key aspects of the research process from finding a research topic, to mastering the related work, to keeping up with the onslaught of new research published each year. Some key lessons include how to extract essential research and career advice from a remote mentor of your choice - even if you never have an opportunity to meet them! , how to identify great papers that you can emulate and extend, how to read all (yes all) the papers in your field by reading at varying levels of depth and how to identify insightful criticisms that lead to truly new research directions.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  35
Duration:  60 minutes
Languages Available:  English, Spanish
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