Monthly Archives: January 2017

Welcome to 2017! Letter from the Editor

To Our Distinguished Readers,

If you’re feeling like me, you may be wondering if the world has turned upside down as we move into the new year. 2017 has started with what seems like a sly sarcastic smile.

The here and now

The here and now

But it is no good waiting around for the future to rain down, be thrust upon us, or uncomfortably inserted. We, the truth seekers, thinkers, and questioning people of the world, must play a part in its creation.

This means there is only 1 thing to do: get down to some seriously rigorous research!

We will be starting the year off next week (and for a few weeks) with posts about preparing (physically, emotionally, and academically) for Confirmation of Candidature, from some USQ researchers who have lived through it.

We’ll have a look at the increasing emphasis on technology and Big Data in research, and some ways to build basic skills in Data Science.

Later in the year we will look more at the writing process. We will cover how to get started, how to keep going, how to improve your writing, and even get some advice on research blog writing!

There will be information about developing an online personal learning network (PLN) when you are conducting research away from a university or research institution.

Also, look out for some posts by awesome guest bloggers later in the year. *Sshh*

Most important of all: This is your space! Claim it.

If there is something you would like to see written about and discussed on ReDBlog, or you would like to write about your research journey, please get in touch! We love hearing from you.


Most Sincerely,

Tegan Darnell

Editor, ReDBlog