Making sense of the literature as a PhD student, Part 2: Inclusion criteria, exclusion criteria, and everything in between

This blog post is the second part of a series of three blog posts on the topic of literature searching and writing a literature review for a PhD. Some of the advice presented here might also be applicable to students doing research at postgraduate level or any researchers undertaking large-scale research projects. Blog post 1 … Continue reading Making sense of the literature as a PhD student, Part 2: Inclusion criteria, exclusion criteria, and everything in between

Making sense of the literature as a PhD student, Part 1: Literature searching

This blog post is the first part of a series of three blog posts on the topic of literature searching and writing a literature review for a PhD. Some of the advice presented here might also be applicable to students doing research at postgraduate level or any researchers undertaking large-scale research projects. What is a … Continue reading Making sense of the literature as a PhD student, Part 1: Literature searching

What does one do in the first weeks of a PhD? 50 steps to on-boarding as a new PhD student

So, I was looking at my organiser the other day, and I noticed that I had quite a lot of tasks ticked off ever since the start of my PhD (which was officially on the 1st of October 2020). Some were admin, some were research; most were all about getting organised and establishing routines. If … Continue reading What does one do in the first weeks of a PhD? 50 steps to on-boarding as a new PhD student