The Early Career Researcher's Toolbox

The Early Career Researcher's Toolbox : Insights Into Mentors, Peer Review, and Landing a Faculty Job

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Research isn't all elegant study designs, accurate data collection, and sophisticated equations. Researchers must also communicate their ideas and findings with scholarly audiences, and do so effectively. These audiences are no different from those found at your local theater: They understand each paper you write or talk you deliver insofar as it tells a compelling story. Yet, your storytelling doesn't stop with a single paper or talk. Scholarly records span years and multiple pieces of work. Successful researchers learn to synthesize their records to tell a larger story: a research program. In this book, Andres De Los Reyes describes how narrative tools commonly used in film help you build a research program. Tailored to the lives of early career researchers, these tools reveal keen insights into working with mentors, navigating peer review, and nailing the job talk that launches your career.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 404g
  • English
  • Illustrations
  • 1734442506
  • 9781734442502
  • 1,027,883

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2021 Recipient of a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association

Winner of the 2021 Early Career Psychologist Champion Award from the American Psychological Association

"This book will provide both inspiration and concrete tools for trainees and early-career researchers across the sciences." -Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, Professor at UC Berkeley and Editor of the Psychological Bulletin (2009-2014)

"In sage and readable style, De Los Reyes leads the novice to discover what drives them, to learn how to manage the publishing world, and to tell a compelling story about their work." -Dr. Philip Kendall, Distinguished University Professor at Temple University and Editor of Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice (2003-2010)

"If you are planning to attend graduate school, currently enrolled, or supervising graduate students, this book is a must-have." -Dr. Katherine Erhlich, Assistant Professor at University of Georgia and Recipient of the National Institutes of Health's New Innovator Award (2018)

"I will be thrilled to share this resource with my own doctoral trainees for years to come!" -Dr. Jessica Schleider, Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University and Forbes' 30 Under 30 (2020)

"Dr. De Los Reyes is one of the most dedicated and successful mentors of his generation." -Dr. Gregory Miller, Professor at Northwestern University and President of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (2015-2016)

"I plan to cover this chapter by chapter with my students and trainees as they learn both the basics on writing scientific articles and responding to peer reviews as well as framing their larger questions and motivations for their work." -Dr. Kathryn Humphreys, Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University and Recipient of the Association for Psychological Science Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions (2020)

"Reading this book early in one's training will no doubt help students increase their productivity and have an impact on the field. It will surely be the dog-eared book on many desks around the country!" -Dr. Susan White, Doddridge Saxon Chairholder in Clinical Psychology at University of Alabama and Associate Editor of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (2014-2019)

"Dr. De Los Reyes' writing is captivating, clever, comprehensive, and contains all the elements needed to prepare for academic success. I plan to share this book with all my mentees!" -Dr. Mary Fristad, Professor at The Ohio State University and President of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (2009, 2012)
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