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What is Dr Climate?

You’re a Masters student, PhD student or postdoc working in the weather and/or climate sciences. Your supervisor is an expert in the field. You only get a limited amount of time with this supervisor every week, so you don’t want to spend that time asking dumb questions about scientific computing, literature searching, word processing or career management. You also don’t particularly want to look dumb in front of your colleagues. In fact, even if you are one of those people who doesn’t mind asking dumb questions, your supervisor and work mates won’t always know the answer. Whatever the situation might be, we all inevitably (and frequently) arrive at a point where we’ve got questions about the fundamentals of actually doing research, but nobody to talk to.

 
Dr Climate was created to help anyone who identifies with this description. The blog discusses tools and general practices that can improve the way you do research, so that you can answer those dumb questions in the privacy of your own web browser.

I encourage you to not only read the blog, but also to get involved in the discussion by posting comments and perhaps even writing a guest post. I certainly don’t profess to know everything about research best practice, so this is not intended to be a one-way communication. Instead, it is a forum where everyone in the community can contribute. Through sharing our ideas and experiences, we can all become better research scientists.

 

 

 

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  1. drclimate / Dec 21 2012 12:18

    An extended rationale for establishing the blog is outlined in the following article:

    Irving D (2012). Improving how we do science: A boot camp and a blog. Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. 25, 97.

    http://www.amos.org.au/documents/item/639

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