Category Archives: Profession

Things I have been thinking about

I’m trying to get back in the habit of posting here, even if it’s not super important, interesting, or research-related. Yesterday, I submitted another small grant application for OPOSSEM. We need some MediaWiki development work done, and [surprise] I haven’t been able to find anyone able or willing to work for free. Hopefully, with some […]

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Why I bother to wear makeup (sometimes)

This New York Times article echos some of the findings on gender and teaching evaluations that I summarized here.  

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Random thoughts on epistemology, ontology, and methodology

So, before I forget…. I wanted to commit to paper (eh, teh Internets) these random thoughts that I had before, during, and after research design class today… Do most grad students start out as “problem driven” researchers? That is, don’t we mostly come to graduate studies due to interests in real substantive (as opposed, usually, […]

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What is the comparative advantage of political science in Canada?

Let me start by saying this is not a promise that I will be blogging again regularly. However, I’ve been thinking about this since last week’s graduate research design class, so I thought I’d go ahead and write these ideas down somewhere other than my Moleskine™. For the first week of class, we read a […]

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