One-Minute Writing Tuneup: Correcting Comparisons

Rebecca Helton, MA

Using "compared to" in place of "than" inevitably leads you to compare the wrong things.

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Publishing Null Results

Behavioral Scientist

Nearly every scientist has felt the frustration of pouring effort, money and (sometimes) tears into a project only to get null results. The elusive p<0.05 decides whether results get published or not–the oft-mentioned file drawer problem. Others have explained better than I can why this is a problem. Rather, I’d like to contribute some tips […]

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How to Review a Paper

BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program

Even as early as grad school, you—yes, you—can review papers for journals.  Here's a step-by-step guide.

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Research Manuscripts Should Tell Really Good Stories

Aimee Edgeworth

Does your research paper have a climax? Improve scientific writing with these storytelling techniques from Dr. Rafael E. Luna.

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Success Working Away From the Office

Dr Liz, PhD

Try working away from your usual desk to improve your concentration, and reduce the interruptions. Work in sweats! Take breaks whenever!

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The Best of You

Cristina Espinosa, PhD

The other day in a conversation I was told that I was too cheerful to be a postdoc, and we all laughed about it. They said it was almost contradictory. I’ve got a confession to make: It is true, I am a cheerful person. I am always making fun, usually of myself and lighting out […]

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A Big Step Forward in Standardizing Rules for Authorship

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Get ready for some changes to manuscript submissions. NAS takes the lead in promoting transparency in authorship roles.

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Women: If You Want First Author Publications, Have a Female Boss

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

JAMA Study: Women get more credit in top tier journals when they are partnered with female mentors.

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How to Use the Healthcare Hashtag Project to Disseminate Research

Aimee Edgeworth

Disseminate your cool research findings to the public and connect with other researchers in your field by using #HealthcareHashtags.

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Reality Check: It's Not Your Data

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Academics struggle over what is THEIR data. Letting go of ownership is essential to sanity and productivity. Here's how.

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