Ideas Matter.Don’t let the language get in the way.
Data Management• Document, document, document – Keep a researcher’s log• User a hanging folder method – For each phase of the project • Proposal, lit review (probably two/three major areas?) ethics, Consent forms, Transcripts, examples • Special folders for each type of your rsh data • KEEP all drafts --- print them. – Do the same for your digital files
Why?• Research ethics --- safeguarding data• For your own sanity – Facilitate retrieval – Demonstrating original work (esp. in the case of a dispute)• Research practices – transparency/replicability
Idea Management• … about those serendipitous moments when you have insights into your problem.• Where/When -- watching TEDtalks? Going to a guest lecture? Class? Reading a book? Reading the lit?
Project ManagementThink about… Strategy…• Deadlines • Budget twice the time• (real) deadlines • Budget for re-writing and• Deliverables re-drafting• Lead time • Work in time blocks – Pomodoro 25-5• Wait-time – Immerse youself