Making a superstar researcher

Professor Jeff Ollerton has drawn my attention to an interesting post on what it takes to be a productive researcher.

In his post on Jeremy Fox’s blog, Brian McGill lists William Shockley‘s eight hurdles which must be cleared if a researcher is to be successful and productiveRed foxes.  It is not just about writing: being able to come up with a worthwhile research idea, knowing when to stop researching and start writing, and being willing to make changes in response to peer feedback are three of the eight steps.  If your performance exceeds the average on each of these steps you could be well on the way to becoming a superstar researcher.

Check out the full post here.

Image credit: Kelly Colgan Azar on Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Posted on January 29, 2014, in Support and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the shout-out, but the post is by Brian McGill, not me.

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