Monthly Archives: September 2013

Perfectionism: Too much of a good thing?

…le mieux est l’ennemi du bien – Voltaire, as far as we know None of my close friends would describe me as a perfectionist. In fact, one of my favorite colleagues recently nominated me “most likely to lose a shoe … Continue reading

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On the importance of strong inference research

This classic introduces the concept of ‘strong inference’ – it’s well worth a read, even for those who have been doing research for years. Following its guidelines will make you a better scientist (and a better grant-writer).

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Feeling like an imposter leads some away from academia

Thanks to the faculty member who pointed me toward this valuable article in Science Careers section of Science magazine, which has lots of great stuff: Recognizing “Imposter syndrome” for what it is

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