Questions tagged [productivity]

On measuring or improving workflow, organization, learning, memory, etc. in an academic context.

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How can I enable productive online meetings with my supervisor?

I am currently writing my master's thesis. My advisor is very busy, and I reckon he will allocate about 1-3 hours a month to actively supervise me, at least in the near future. Due to the ongoing ...
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In an international collaboration, what can be used for a shared meetings log or electronic labbook?

I started to have more and more international collaborations recently resulting in more and more (video conference) meetings. While in some meetings, there is one guys summing up the result of the ...
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Email alert for Google Scholar's recommended articles

I really like Google Scholar's list of "recommended articles". I usually find useful references there related to my work that I did not know about. But I rarely log into Google Scholar to check ...
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How to have a competitive research group in a school doesn't have graduate program?

I'm applying to assistant professor positions and my research plan is based on three main projects. My initial idea is having 2 PhD students and one postdoc working on each project. However, there is ...
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COVID-19 and decrease in research productivity

I wonder if there are any statistics or study analyzing the impact of isolation, teleworking due to COVID-19 pandemic on res.earchers' productivity. From the beginning of the pandemic, I really feel ...
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Dynamics for running students in a large lab, when there isn't money for everyone

I see many big research labs in public R1 universities. Sometimes 6-10 students, or more. Based on these calculations (Ballpark estimate for running a lab with 3 students and 1 postdoc in the US in a ...