Read this short (1 and 1/2 page) article, "Research Methods for Comprehensive Science Literature Reviews"
1. How do the methods suggested compare with your usual research practices? How will you consider changing your research routine after reading this article?
2. Look at the handouts linked at the end of the article - will any of these be useful to you?
3. This article is from 2009 - do you think it needs updating on any points?
Read through this article, "Our Path to Better Science in Less Time Using Open Data Science Tools"
1. What project management tools do you use now? What do your peers and faculty mentors use?
2. Are there things you might do differently in the future to increase your ease of documentation and the potential reproducibility of your research as you report it in publications?
Case Study: Who's Afraid of Peer Review?
Listen to the following news story:
(You can also read the full story, published in Science, here: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6154/60.full)
1. What does this story mean to you?
2. When you're doing research, how can you tell which articles (and journals) are trustworthy?