Incidentally, I spent a chunk of yesterday looking at S.D. Goitein’s note taking process (zettelkasten) in his work on the Cairo Geniza, specifically with respect to:
Tag: research process
Mark Bernstein is chief scientist of Eastgate Systems, Inc. He’s been writing hypertexts and developing hypertext authoring software since the late 1980s. Mark is the creator of Tinderbox and other tools for thinking that “harness the power of the link.” In this conversation, we discuss thinking through connected notes.
representational talkback; the design of taking notes in the present when you’re not sure how they’ll connect to ideas in the (imagined) future; The Tinderbox Way; by force, all research is bottom up.
I have been asked a few times for a blog post on how to conduct a proper literature review. This is hard to do sometimes because a lot of people have different methods to do their reviews of the literature (see examples here, here, here and here). I tweeted a few of the steps I undertake, but I figu...
How to undertake a literature review https://t.co/TZEegZtbEY
This, and my next 10 tweets, are pre-scheduled, and point to blog posts of mine that might be useful for graduate and undergraduate students (or faculty or practitioners/ECRs)
— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) October 22, 2020
If you are looking for my Reading Notes of Books Related to How to Write a Doctoral Dissertation, you can find all those posts by clicking on the hyperlink above.
There is some advice that is useful for both undergraduate and graduate students, but I find that these posts fit more the needs of Masters’ and Doctoral candidates. Obviously, if you’re looking for advice on Academic Writing, Literature Reviews, Reading Strategies, Organization and Time Management, all of these can be found in their own sub-pages.
The Dissertation ‘Two Pager’: A strategy to sustain a “big picture” view of a doctoral thesis https://t.co/cV4D9gc7IG
— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) October 22, 2020
This post is a collaboration between myself, and a guest author who wishes to stay anonymous. They are a researcher and PhD candidate in neuroscience, based in Europe, and in the post they are referred to as Alice. When people talk about failures, often rejections are the first things that come to mind. But what ... Read more 9 ways to fail a project in grad school and beyond
It refers to the questionable research practice of hypothesizing after the results are known.
see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HARKing ❧
Annotated on July 27, 2020 at 01:26PM
Remember how I was going to read Chris Guillebeau’s Side Hustle and see if it had any lessons for treating grad school like a side hustle? It does! One of the things Chris recommends is developing workflows for your side hustle. I’ve been tweaking my literature review workflow for a while, but ...
A quick video about how I'm using Zotero and Hypothesis in my research.
👓 Chan Zuckerberg Initiative acquires and will free up science search engine Meta | TechCrunch
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s $45 billion philanthropy organization is making its first acquisition in order to make it easier for scientists to search, read and tie together more than 26 million science research papers. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is acquiring Meta, an AI-powered r…
👓 Sciencescape Wants To Solve Academic Research Discoverability, Deal With The Noise Problem | TechCrunch
Toronto-based startup Sciencescape came about because of a problem that was significant enough to lure co-founder Sam Molyneux away from a bourgeoning career as a cancer researcher, and into a new venture that wants to tackle the bigger picture issue of fixing the entire system of academic, medical…
👓 Data sharing and how it can benefit your scientific career l Nature
Open science can lead to greater collaboration, increased confidence in findings and goodwill between researchers.
❤️ lpachter tweeted I once asked Robert McEliece whether he would mentor me.
I once asked Robert McEliece whether he would mentor me. I told him I liked combinatorics and it seemed relevant for EE. He explained that "you find an interesting problem and then use the relevant tools, not the other way around." Formative experience. https://t.co/3IDTgdSJsF
— Lior Pachter (@lpachter) May 13, 2019
👓 Bob Gallager on Shannon’s tips for research | An Ergodic Walk
🎧 The Too-Good-To-Be-True Cancer Cure | On the Media | WNYC Studios
Despite steadily declining rates of cancer deaths over the past two decades, cancer remains responsible for 1 in every 6 deaths worldwide. It’s a scourge. So when, this week, an Israeli company called Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies captured the news cycle with promises of a complete cure for cancer within the year, the story caught fire.
The company’s technology is called “MuTaTo” — that's multi-target toxin. And, to judge from the news media this week, it seems vetted, verified and veering us all toward a cancer-free future. Reports began in the Jerusalem Post, but quickly took off, making their way into various Murdoch-owned publications like FOX and the New York Post and landing in local news outlets around the country and the globe.
A couple days into the fanfare, the skeptics started coming out: for one thing, as oncologist David Gorski points out in his blog “Respectful Insolence,” the claims are based on experiments with mice: no human trials have yet started. For another, they haven’t been sufficiently peer reviewed. In fact, the company won’t share its research, claiming it can’t afford the expense. The too-good-to-be-true story appears to be just that, built on PR puffery. But who can resist a good cancer cure?
With Mutato in mind, for this week’s podcast extra, we revisit our Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Health News edition, with Gary Schwitzer, publisher & founder of HealthNewsReview.org.
👓 Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences (my reading notes) | Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD
Although it’s been a while since I last taught Research Methods or Research Design, I am collaborating with my department’s working group on research methods. We are redesigning courses, syllabi and sequences, so I am always keen on reading and keeping up-to-date with methodological advances. Mo...