Tips for escaping a research rut: Opinion


“From the beginning of my career, mentors and colleagues had warned me of the tendency to fall into the occasional research rut,” writes Erin M O’Mara Kunz. “Nevertheless, I was at a loss as to how to climb out of mine.” In an article for Inside Higher Ed, O’Mara Kunz shares the plentiful advice she received from Academic Twitter on how to get out of a research rut. The suggestions include attending conferences and networking with other researchers, engaging with formal and informal professional development opportunities, and taking a moment to go outside or take a sabbatical to seek inspiration elsewhere. The most reassuring of the advice received, the author writes, was to not put pressure on oneself, and instead taking a moment to reflect and breathe. Inside Higher Ed Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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