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The Productive Researcher

Narrated by: Mark S. Reed
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
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In The Productive Researcher, Mark Reed shows researchers how they can become more productive in a fraction of their current working day. He draws on interviews with some of the world's highest performing researchers, the literature, and his own experience to identify a small number of important insights that can transform how researchers work. The audiobook is based on an unparalleled breadth of interdisciplinary evidence that speaks directly to researchers of all disciplines and career stages. The lessons in this audiobook will make you more productive, more satisfied with what you produce, and enable you to be happy working less, and being more.

Mark Reed is Professor of Socio-Technical Innovation at Newcastle University and Visiting Professor at Birmingham City University and the University of Leeds. He has over 140 publications that have been cited more than 10,000 times. He is author of The Research Impact Handbook, which he has used to train over 4,000 researchers from more than 200 institutions in 55 countries.

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I've read a lot of productivity books but I think this is the only one that really gets to to the heart of the majority of productivity problems I have experienced and witnessed in academia. It is also great to be able to listen to it cf reading, as this is how I read most books these days. Full of concrete tips, as well as helpful anecdotes that explain the meaning of the tips and help to make the link with every day life. Huge thanks to Mark Reed for being prepared to share these experiences for the benefit of the rest of us. I will be recommending it to everyone I supervise. I particularly like the way the book discusses a lot of people-focussed, yet vital, things that are often ignored in mentoring e.g. the description of writing circles. I'm optimistic that this book can help us all achieve more (and be better collaborators)!

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Speed it up or you'll fall asleep

The author has some moments where the usefulness of the content helps you finally overcome the many limitations, but I wished I had liked it more.
The content is helpful to some extent, but the author humble bragging about his achievements does interfere with the listening experience. Also, he should have definitely let someone else read the book. Speeding up to 1.5x helped not falling asleep and making him sound less pedantic.

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first chapter, love it already

loving it,, I can relate with this soooo much in my early researcher journey...effing up meetings, messing up, having panic attacks... and spend hours in the library, very distracted..haha look forward to the solutions

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I had greater expectations.

I can't say this is vital reading. I won't be recommending this to my friends.

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