Research Update – Winning Choices or Hacks for PhD Productivity
As readers of this blog knows well, I am a PhD candidate with the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana currently doing my data collection for my dissertation. My research moves very slowly, but this semester, I can see I have gotten over the "what is it really that I am doing?"-stage and entered "this is what I am doing!"-stage of my research degree. The feeling is swell. Some of the winning choices I have made this year includes: taken help from research assistants Ibrahim and Esther (and maybe Seth). They need to learn about the research process, I need admin help. They could use some extra cash, I could use some more hours in my week. Win-win. spent many more hours in the UG Balme Library as graduate students now have a lovely Research Commons there. The space is just so beautiful, I am collecting for a photo post on the sublime building that is Balme library. transferred my research library onto Zotero (finally! it took me three full days and it is not 100% yet, but