Book Review: Mark S. Reed, The Productive Researcher (Huntly: Fast Track Impact 2017) RRP £17.99

Holly Rebecca Parker

Abstract


This article is a book review of Mark S. Reed’s 2017 publication, The Productive Researcher. The text helps current PhD students and early years researchers understand their priorities in order to gain a better work-life balance. The most important message of this book lies in Reed’s assertion that being more productive does not necessarily mean producing more work, but rather ‘opens up the choice to produce more; or to produce no more’ (The Productive Researcher, p45). Reed’s support of a better work-life balance in academia is refreshing, and suggests that the power to be successful does not necessarily lie in burning oneself out, but by reminding one to set clear goals and boundaries. Overall, this book is an insightful read that I would recommend to academics at all stages of their career.


 


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Research; Academia; Impostor Syndrome; Productive

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Mark S. Reed, The Productive Researcher (Huntly: Fast Track Impact 2017)




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25506/LEMP12201969

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