The key to becoming an independent researcher
Competition is fierce among researchers at the beginning of their careers, and the dream of becoming independent and leading your own projects can feel very distant. Tenacity is one of the most important characteristics for success, in the opinion of Daniella Ottosson, who has passed through the eye of the needle.
Stories that inspire children to become researchers
What were researchers like as children? This is the subject of the book “Forskardrömmar – Berättelser för nyfikna barn” (“Research Dreams – Stories for curious children”), which includes 60 stories of the childhoods of researchers, and their paths to research. “We want all children to know that you can research anything you like in principle, and to feel that they become researchers in the future if they want to,” says Robert Lagerström, who is one of the initiators of the book.
Major shortcomings in the reporting of clinical studies
Swedish researchers are bad at reporting the results of clinical studies. Many results cannot be found either in databases or in articles, according to an article from the organisation Transparimed. The consequence may be that patients receive poorer care. However, a change now seems to be on the way.
“We can’t just pretend that all studies are good”
Research studies are not always conducted according to the rules. They may promise too much, show relationships that do not exist, or not be replicable. Two researchers who have been involved in reviewing studies in different disciplines know this – and have discovered lots of shortcomings.
Who has the right to call themselves an author?
Being the author of a scientific work entails both a merit and a responsibility. But it is not self-evident who it is that deserves this merit and how the responsibility should be allocated – these are issues that attract increased focus when the author lists of scientific works become longer.
Record-breakingly young PhD studies how children learn mathematics
Stefan Buijsman has always thought faster than others, and received a doctorate in philosophy of mathematics at only 20 years of age. He is now considering subjects from what mathematics actually is, to how children learn mathematics, and what artificial intelligence entails for us all.