Don’t let language stop you! The advantages of doing qualitative research in a foreign language

The prospect of following post-graduate studies abroad is attractive. Many universities offer doctoral positions to international students and collaborations between universities are common. Post-graduates with international experience increase their employability since they are highly valued, especially when coming from a prestigious university. Besides, to follow doctoral studies abroad comes with the opportunity to expand our… Read More Don’t let language stop you! The advantages of doing qualitative research in a foreign language

The wrong type of scientist?

“You don’t want to have a publication in Science!? But that is everyone’s dream!” exclaimed another participant of a mentoring for early career researchers at my summer conference. For years, I was not able to say this out loud, but by now – a fourth year in my PhD – I got used to the shocked expression that usually follows my declaration.… Read More The wrong type of scientist?

How a tomato helps me to stop procrastinating and start working

Most of us suffer from procrastination tendencies. Luckily, there are techniques we can use to beat them. Finding a technique that works for you is a better strategy than simply deciding to stop procrastinating and relying on your willpower to follow through on your decision. One of the techniques I use is called the Pomodoro… Read More How a tomato helps me to stop procrastinating and start working