QUICK REFERENCE TO ANSWERS TO SPECIFIC QUESTIONS
How can computers and software be used to help?
What are my obligations to human or animal subjects?
Are there tips on getting started on my literature search?
Leading researchers discipline themselves when they conduct a study by setting specific, short-term objectives to be accomplished at given times. Students can employ that same action principle through the use of a “to do by…” list (Fig. 7-1). We recommend that students use the list, or one similar to it, in connection with the time line proposed in Chapter 1. The list guides movement from one point to the next one on the time line. Also, it is a convenient place to record and schedule items on your computer that require attention and might otherwise be overlooked or forgotten. A list of this kind should be routinely checked and updated every morning or at some other regular time each day. An advantage of doing it first thing in the morning is the assistance it gives in setting the day's schedule.
We put great store on the importance of self-management and independence of action on the part of the investigator. Advisors are usually pleased to help students in formulating their goals. It is good