Restarting Stalled Research
- Paul C. Rosenblatt - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA
Written for researchers and graduate students writing dissertations, this unique book offers detailed advice and perspective on many issues that can stall a research project and reveals what can be done to successfully resume it. Using a direct yet conversational style, author Paul C. Rosenblatt draws on his decades of experience to cover many diverse topics. The text guides readers through challenges such as clarifying the end goal of a project; resolving common and not-so-common writing problems; dealing with rejection and revision decisions; handling difficulties involving dissertation advisers and committee members; coping with issues of researcher motivation or self-esteem; and much more.
“This book addresses common writing issues in a clear and matter-of-fact, but thoughtful and thorough manner. The author addresses issues often outside the control of the researcher—funding, ownership of data, collaborative relationships, student-chair and mentor relationships, and concerns about reputation after abandoning a research project. All need addressing and I applaud the author for doing so in a forthright manner.”
“I believe this text could be a helpful tool to assist dissertation students who become bogged in the research mire.”
“Readers will find themselves in these pages, and find themselves attended to without judgment, without impatience, and without ridicule.”
Helpful hands-on approach to scientific writing. Especially useful for students that have interrupted their writing.. recommend as useful to get things started again.