We depend on our ability to form a realistic research plan. With no one telling you what to do, you need to organise and prioritise your own work. Unfolding Research can provide you with techniques to establish this clarity of direction.
The research process. More precisely, the manifold challenges that researchers at all career stages and across disciplines face in their daily work. Our aim is to collect proven working habits and reliable problem-solving techniques to share them with new generations of scholars.
We conduct focus groups to share, test and apply our problem-solving techniques. These are open to PhD students and early-career researchers. We present the strategies both on our website and by employing a method better suited for the research process: a printed deck of cards, with each colour-coded cards explaining one strategy.
Researcher at King’s College
I wish this project existed when I was doing my Phd.
Taking time to reflect on your own research practice is a really important part of the PhD. I would advise other students to attend your focus groups every 6 months or so and I will continue doing this myself.