Jumat, 09 Maret 2012

It's OK to be wrong

This morning one of my Facebook friends shared a link to this blog post on Psychology Today, wherein a researcher goes on a rather embittered rant about the publication of a journal article that failed to replicate one of his lab's earlier findings. Now, he likely has some very valid points about differences in experimental procedures that influenced the results or explanations the researchers

Kamis, 08 Maret 2012

impromptu rant

I just read a post about how faculty members were horribly upset by a group of graduate students who requested a workshop on, basically, how to be successful on the academic job market (full post here). I can't even begin to express how much this attitude annoys me. Good supervisors want their students to be successful. Good supervisors will make sure that their students have all the resources

changin' things up, keepin'em interesting

Now that I'm going to be moving on to a new job, I decided it was a good time to start updating my web presence to reflect my new position. Since I don't really know what "assistant professor style" is supposed to look like, this update is pretty much just changing my colour scheme (and moving the sidebar to the other side of the screen! so exciting! ). But hey, change is good, it keeps

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 so...