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Lessons learned of an emerging academic researcher: The first three years


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There have been calls that there is little examination into the research process. Hopper (2005) points out that too little about research writing is debated and the lack of discussion leads to an allure of mysticism. There is little debated about the writing and practical aspects of research and the secrecy of writing “is a disservice to novices and veterans” (Hopper, 2005, p. 177). This paper captures the experiences and lessons of an academic researcher written after three years experience as a researcher and tutor in an Institute Tertiary Provider (ITP) and after an intense academic year of research output presenting and attending international conferences. In addition, the researcher has been researching the habits of successful academic business researchers. The comments within this paper are for the intention of improving the research commentary through primarily informing emerging researchers of some useful knowledge. The provision of the paper is intended to help reduce the effort and time for emerging scholars to learn the norms of the research culture and community, and thus, the emerging researchers would be more equipped and speed the process of prolific research. This paper illustrates that conferences, in addition to other research activities, can be used as a bridging or stepping stone for new and emerging researchers to achieve journal publication, and thereby greater peer esteem and credibility.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reflection, research, teaching, emerging, faculty
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
Depositing User: Adrian France
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2009 19:25
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 02:15

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