Research Podcasts

Fields

Focusing on research fieldwork, the podcast series Fields aims to provide insights into the daily life of researchers, including not only their academic activity, but also their emotions, intimate stories, anecdotes, and lived experiences.

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Controversies

With interviews conducted by Professor David Sylvan, the series Controversies invites professors to discuss the details, the intellectual significance, and the practical import of the numerous scholarly debates we observe in the academic world.

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skunkworks

The designation Skunkworks is widely used in business, engineering, and technical fields to describe a group within an organisation given a high degree of autonomy and unhampered by bureaucracy, with the task of working on advanced or secret projects. This podcast series, with interviews conducted by Professor David Sylvan, provides insights into parts of research rarely discussed elsewhere than within the framework of research projects, for example survey question choice, decisions between archival holdings, statistical test options, etc.

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abd stories

Some fifty doctoral students graduate each year from the Graduate Institute. If pursuing doctoral studies always implies strategic choices with regards to the research topics, the path towards a thesis also remains a journey bespeckled with experiences and encounters. Because each path towards a PhD is unique, this podcast series is dedicated to the vagaries of doctoral students’ lives in Geneva.
ABD (“all but dissertation”) is a term used in some countries to identify a stage in the process of obtaining a research doctorate.  

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