It's our birthday!
It's our birthday!
Świgoń Marzena, Nicholas David (2020). Harbingers 2. Zapowiedź międzynarodowych badań postaw i zachowań związanych z komunikacją naukową młodych badaczy oraz ich karier naukowych w dobie pandemii. "Media – Kultura – Komunikacja społeczna". Nr 3, s.139-141.
…in the pandemic-incurred new realities of the research undertaking… the current cohort of neophyte researchers might even turn out to be a lost generation, with an ensuing danger of talent implosion
Herman, Eti; Nicholas, David; Watkinson, Anthony; Rodríguez-Bravo, Blanca; Abrizah, Abdullah; Boukacem- Zeghmouri, Chérifa; Jamali, Hamid R.; Sims, David; Allard, Suzie; Tenopir, Carol; Xu, Jie; Świgoń, Marzena; Serbina, Galina; Cannon, Leah Parke (2021). “The impact of the pandemic on early career researchers: what we already know from the internationally published literature”. Profesional de la información, v. 30, n. 2, e300208. https://doi.org/10.3145/epi.2021.mar.08
A resilient community. ECRs show less negativity than we might have supposed, but this could be because they are strivers, doing everything they can to adapt and succeed. Most US ECRs reported no substantive changes were expected to their research career due to the pandemic. 'Delay, but not change' seems to be a recurring theme; they felt relatively secure in their current situation —maybe helped by the 1-year extension of tenure requirements by universities in US and France.
Harbingers-2, three months in to a 24 month study. We find that the pandemic has not created brand-new challenges for the scholarly communication system; it has amplified and accelerated problems that have long been lurking. The ECRs we are interviewing remotely are cognisant of this and telling us about their scholarly concerns, beliefs and behaviours. Their interest and attention on the ways and means of academic communication has intensified since our original Harbingers study.
From 1. January 2021 our .eu domain will no longer function; please amend any bookmarked links to ciber-research.com
David Nicholas discusses the challenges facing early career researchers as a result of the pandemic and outlines how a new longitudinal, qualitative study involving 160 Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from 8 countries will seek to understand how they fare over the next two years. LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog
1 Westwood Farmhouse
tel: +44 (0)1635 42719