How to survive in research: advice for the novice investigator

Siskind, Dan, Parker, Stephen, Loi, Samantha, Looi, Jeffrey C., Macfarlane, Matthew D., Merry, Sally, Smith, Geoff and Kisely, Steve (2015) How to survive in research: advice for the novice investigator. Australasian Psychiatry, 23 1: 22-24. doi:10.1177/1039856214562078

Author Siskind, Dan
Parker, Stephen
Loi, Samantha
Looi, Jeffrey C.
Macfarlane, Matthew D.
Merry, Sally
Smith, Geoff
Kisely, Steve
Title How to survive in research: advice for the novice investigator
Journal name Australasian Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1039-8562
Publication date 2015-02
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1039856214562078
Volume 23
Issue 1
Start page 22
End page 24
Total pages 3
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher SAGE Publications
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objectives: This paper, written by the RANZCP Committee for Research, provides an outline for how to survive in research, considering the ingredients likely to contribute to success, the role of supportive structures and the expected challenges. Learning how to survive in research is relevant for both trainees and for Fellows undertaking research at any stage of their career.

Conclusions: Intellectual curiosity, perseverance, frustration tolerance, patience and humility are key for success as a researcher. Selection of the right supervisor is important, as is development and maintenance of a good working supervisor/supervisee relationship. The personal benefits of undertaking research include flexibility in work hours, and improved skills in writing, oral presentations, objectivity, critical thinking, problem solving and project management.
Keyword Early career
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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