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Today’s #ResearchTip is a reminder that badmouthing is a distressing and destructive form of bullying we need to be alert to in academia. What is it? Find out in the thread ⬇️ #AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter #gradschool #HigherEd #MedEd #PhDChat #PhDHelp
What is badmouthing? It’s when
- untrue
- unkind
- unfounded
information or rumours about a person are shared by one or more individuals, behind the person being badmouthed’s back.
#AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter #gradschool #HigherEd #MedEd #PhDChat #PhDHelp
Badmouthing in academia happens for a variety of reasons. Most commonly bullying, but also due to
- bad communication or poor management skills
- passive aggressive behaviour
- jealousy or spite

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This tweet taking off is a reminder if something supports your world view you’ll like and use it when you should be engaging critical skills. Here are academics enthusiastically sharing a small Twitter poll as a survey. Try sharing useful and nuanced research - tumbleweed 😢
Also if you’re going to share a poll or anything else your first job is to cite the original. This is basic research practice and it did not happen here as @InductiveStep and others rightly pointed out.
How can we do better when sharing research on academic life?
- use robust research (there’s lots of it)
- cite and link to it
- check against other research
- critique and question
- synthesise research and share
- put it into practice
- tell others how it worked out for you
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Today’s #ResearchTip is keep a database when you’re trying to get people on board with your research. It’ll help keep track of who’s keen to join, who isn’t, and why.

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This database should be for the network you’re building to inform and advance your research. Keeping track of who you’re approaching, whether they’re interested or ready to join in, and in what capacity, helps track the time you’re spending and who is an ally or an obstruction.
It can be especially useful if you are needing to justify to supervisors, bosses or funders how long research is taking. It can also be a good way to track what you share (which can help if you fear other potential contacts are not reliable or trustworthy).
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Pearls of wisdom that will help your grad school applications ✨

From writing an impressive CV to saving money on applications….

A thread curated from the experience of 30+ research scholars 👩‍🏫

@OpenAcademics @PhDfriendSana @PhDVoice @PhDspeaks #phdhelp #phdchat

1/ How to send more cold emails if you have less time?

You can send multiple cold emails (at once) to the co-authors of one paper if they work in different departments/universities.

When I sent 500 cold emails, I didn’t read 500 different papers😉

Moral: Work hard AND smart.
2/ How write a CV that leaves an impact?

Your CV needs to be tailored to the requirements of the lab.

List your skills/experiences/projects in order of relevance to the lab.

To check whether your CV shows what you intend it to show, share your CV with a member of your….
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Today's #ResearchTip is to remember to check, check and check again when you're submitting work. We all set deadlines but how much detail do we pay attention to the process of hitting them? Let's find out....
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Got a deadline? It might be for a paper, grant application, conference application. Put the deadline of when work needs submitting in your diary.
Next, work backwards, scheduling key tasks (e.g. training on how to write a grant proposal, researching what goes into your grant bid)
These need to be specific and realistic. If you have a paper submission deadline when you plan tasks to achieve it this needs to be broken into actionable sections. (So you *don't* schedule a paper submission deadline only to put into your diary 'write paper' on one set day).
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Today's #ResearchTip is about working on a team/group/community project, having good ideas, and owning them.
How do you make that work? #AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter #PhDhelp #PhDChat #ECRChat
You're working on a project and you have a great idea - perhaps it's for extending a study or improving research or the way researchers are supported. You might be unsure whether it's okay to share your idea and what might happen if you do.
Before you share your idea
- note down what you think should happen
- ask who it brings in/leaves out
- consider how it extends/improves current work
- check if anyone else has done similar (to help stack up your claims)
- briefly note what your idea/proposal is (write it down)
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