New paper

Today the second paper from my maths teaching and learning project got published:

http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473998940

It is a reflective methodology paper published in SAGE Research Methods Cases.

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Reporting research

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I have recently published a letter to the editor in Veterinary Record regarding the use of reporting guidelines in veterinary research papers:

http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/180/3/78.2.full

Hopefully this letter will lead to discussion regarding the use of reporting guidelines, and raise awareness of their importance to enabling evidence-based veterinary medicine research.

Amazon CreateSpace publishing

book_coverI have had a play around with Amazon CreateSpace self-publishing platform, using my MSc dissertation as a manuscript, and am now the proud author of a self-published book. It is available on Kindle and in hard copy in a few days. The process was pretty straight forward, so I am definitely keeping this in mind for future projects. I am not sure how much value it carries towards my academic career, but I feel self-publishing is a way of sharing information which would otherwise just gather dust.

A good post on the topic of academic self-publishing can be found here. It is worth a read, whether you agree with the concept or not. I kind of enjoyed the process of creating something new, and am happy my early research is now available to the whole world, rather than just the student who happens to come across it in the Writtle University College library.

Excellent article on research productivity at teaching institutions

By Terry McGlynn, Small Pond Science: What limits productivity at teaching institutions – http://wp.me/p39vm4-2iA

Excellent post on writing research proposals

The 4-sentence research proposal

By Amanda Wolf Amanda Wolf is Deputy Head of the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Like many of us, I was taught that research starts with a research question. The more generous texts and supervisors may quietly soften that imperative with a whispered confidence that it is permissible to amend […]

via The 4-sentence research proposal — Doctoral Writing SIG