Rabu, 13 November 2013

Reference letter season

It turns out, I love writing letters of recommendation. Although time consuming, it is such a positive experience. Not only are you doing something helpful for the career of a (hopefully) deserving young mind with lots of potential, it also brings all the positive experiences with these students to the forefront of your mind. There are often many headaches that involve undergraduate students (

Senin, 28 Oktober 2013

Getting distracted by new research

We've all been there - suddenly you have a brilliant idea for a new experiment and the excitement is high. You program the experiment, start collecting data, and, if you're lucky, the idea pans out and you start getting great results that are super interesting. You then realize you need to run a few follow-up studies to avoid some potential confounds or test alternative hypotheses, so you start

Kamis, 23 Mei 2013

Guest Post: The "Anonymous" Reviewer

A quasi-true tale of meeting your peer reviewers in real life, an anonymous guest post