Podcasts: The academic journey of a doctoral research
This is a four-part podcast series on the academic journey of doctoral research. It is a casual conversation between doctoral and early carrier researchers where they talk about broad themes of a PhD research from pre-inception to post-completion. The host for this podcast series is Krittika Uniyal, she is a doctoral researcher at the University of Geneva’s Institute of environmental governance and territorial development.
Episode 1: What’s the puzzle? From vague ideas to research question
For this first discussion, we have three doctoral candidates with us: Alice Guilbert, Ping Zeller and Nicolas Leresche. We talk about our experience in the first year of starting their PhD research. We will discuss some of our initial impressions, and our challenges from feeling lost in the literature to finally finding a direction.
Episode 2: Methods and data collection - Selecting methods and collecting data
This is the second episode of the ongoing podcast series on the academic journey of doctoral research. In this episode, we discussed our research methods their application in our research and the learning during this process. Dolorès Sophie Nadine Bertrais, Hervé Roquet and Morgane Rudaz have joined us for this discussion.
Episode 3: Fieldwork and beyond - Planning and carrying out fieldwork
This is the third episode of a four-part podcast series on the academic journey of doctoral research. In social science research, fieldwork plays a crucial part in answering our research questions, and for discussion, we have three guests with us, Chloé Baruffa, Higor Carvalho and Marion Planque. With them, we’ll talk about their challenges and the learnings during their fieldwork.
Episode 4: Writing and publishing - Organizing, producing, and disseminating research findings
This is the fourth and final episode of our ongoing podcast series on the academic journey of doctoral research. In this episode, we discuss the processes and challenges after the completion of the data collection. We began our discussion by talking about our methods and data and then to the process of organizing, writing, and publishing a PhD manuscript. For this discussion, two senior researchers Kari De Pryck, and Simone Ranocchiari join us.