Episode 59: Resilience in Academia It’s unlikely that anyone has ever said that a career in academic research is easy. It is highly competitive, requires an incredibly large skill set, and “rejection” is essentially part of the job description. However, despite all these challenges, most of us couldn’t imagine doing anything else! In this episode, Naturally Speaking editors Taya Forde […]
Striking the ideal work-life balance is a challenge faced by many in academia. Here, Institute Director Professor Dan Haydon shares his thoughts on this thorny topic.
FEATURED: Our most visited post of 2016 – In this episode of Naturally Speaking Shorts Laurie Baker speaks to R-guru Hadley Wickham, Chief Scientist at RStudio, about his work to make programming and data analysis in the statistical programme R less painful.
Does it really matter how we reach a scientific conclusion? If a recommendation is based on good practice, and is easily understood, what difference does it make if the general public understands how we got there? Potentially, quite a lot. Jaime Anne Earnest is a researcher, policy analyst and science writer who explores the intersections of the epidemiological, psychosocial and […]
In this week’s episode we revisit the topic that we examined in our first ever episode of Naturally Speaking—the dreaded PhD viva (also known as the defence in some countries). This is the final oral examination faced by PhD students before they can be awarded their degree. This episode features a panel discussion with Prof Neil Metcalfe, Prof Barbara Mable (@barbaramable1), Jennifer […]
It is difficult to find a scientific paper that does not include p-values in some capacity. Most often, p-values are used to statistically interpret whether the results of a given study are “significant” or if a real effect is being observed. However, a number of recent papers have begun to challenge this paradigm, suggesting that p-values are now used incorrectly and […]