Lessons learned

Lessons learned from writing my first academic paper

A couple of weeks ago, I completed my very first academic paper. Although I was quite anxious prior to getting started, the process unfolded surprisingly [...]

Celebrating one year as a PhD student!

Today, it has been exactly one year since I started my PhD studies. Without surprise, the past 12 months have gone by in a blur. Looking at my list of [...]

Preparing and moderating workshops: a few (hard-learned) tips

For my first field study, I have been conducting workshops at the Uppsala University Hospital with nurses and assistant nurses. My experience with workshops [...]

Lessons learned from a pilot focus group with colleagues

A few months ago, before conducting focus groups with nurses and assistant nurses at the Uppsala University Hospital for my first field study within my PhD – [...]

Lesson learned from a crash course in Project Management: the crucial role of communication

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I took a crash course in Project Management earlier in the fall. Although it was a very short course spanning over only [...]

The struggle of finding the right words

A recurring challenge since the beginning of my PhD studies has been finding the right words to describe my research domain and interests. It seemed [...]

Interactive seminar on the ethical handling of research data

Last Monday, I held a seminar on the ethical handling of research data for my colleagues at my division. I prepared the seminar as the examination for a [...]

Participant observation: two lessons learned from my first steps out in the field

Since the beginning of my PhD education, I got the opportunity to go out "in the field" three times. In my case, the "field" is to be understood as a hospital [...]