Early Career Researcher Advice Article of the Week: The Junior Scholar Innovativeness Dilemma by Dr Carole Couper

As a junior academic researcher, the issue of ‘innovativeness’ in academic research has been a continual cause of anxiety and doubt: is it wise for a Junior Scholar to be innovative? When I first embarked on my PhD, I was advised by experienced academics to avoid taking risks and stick to the road well-travelled. This recommendation did not, of course, apply to my thesis’ contribution(s), only to the ontological/epistemological… Read more
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