读博之困:到底什么是研究?

这篇文章我构思了很久,也想了很久,是否要写。因为这个话题非常敏感。其敏感何在?我的朋友圈里大多数都是科研人员和潜在科研人员。在这个圈子里混,最核心的哲学就是少说多做。因为一旦犯众怒,轻则众叛亲离,重则性命不保。因为这文章我要讲的就是我对于研究的一些看法。其核心就在于,到底什么样的研究才是我所向往的研究和我所理解的真正的学术研究。考虑到我只是个博士中的Loser,这个文章估计会招来一堆白眼和砖块,本人在此声明:此文章不代表个人观点,乃混沌饥饿时所作。... Read More

iPad也能干正事:谈谈如何学术

iPad想必大家不会陌生。毕竟这个工具已经存在了好几年,其产品本身也从最原始的一代经历到了4代。作为一个爱好计算机和相关电子产品的人,我也终于抢在了结婚前搞定了自己的iPad。其原因呢有二:一则因为我实在是受不了Kindle的那个屏幕。尽管电子墨水看书实在是很爽(事实上,我在国际航班上一般只用Kindle看书),但是其有限的翻页功能拿来看书实在是有点蛋疼;二则,婚后财政大权一旦交出,恐怕要拿到此类消费的许可需要更高的时间和信息成本(此类研究参见XXXX,XXX和XXXX)。... Read More

Education in UK: Some Random Talks

今日终于得到了一个空闲的时间来看下久已荒废的博客,发现上次更新距今已有一月有余。事实上,不仅仅是我,周围很多写博客的朋友的更新频率都大不如前。究其原因,无非就是工作的繁忙,学习的凌乱,生活的窘迫等等。而我,则是忙于书本和论文之间,实在是没有心情也没有时间来写这个博客。... Read More

Appraisal and Library Seeking: A Special Day

最近准备给我的博客文字风格来个大换血。毕竟写惯了正儿八经的文字的博客看起来实在不是博客,而是论文集。显然对于论文集,我估计是没几个人愿意看的(包括我自己)。而在今天这个预示着广大国内同胞唱红歌的结束日,我们敬爱的党的生日以及本人来兰卡以后参加第一次年审和第三次去图书馆的日子,则显然在本人的生命中具有非凡的意义。... Read More

Words for Spring Festival, 2011: English Version

There are two reasons that eventually promote me writing this post in English, even though I have published one with similar topic in Chinese some hours ago. The first reason is a kind suggestion from Justin, both my colleague and good friend, says that he can hardly understand what I said on the blog since they are mainly in Chinese, the other reason, however, is on myself. I find my writing skills in English is declining very greatly in past few months, and I wonder, it is time for a practice now.... Read More

Applying Overseas in 2010: My Summary (2)

终于在2010年的夏天搞定了所有的事情,敲定了赴英的行程,也确定了我的两位英国导师。可以说,所有的事情都终于告一段落,可以来写点什么了。毕竟为了这个出国PhD,我的研究生生活实在是或多或少经历了太多。不过也好,不经历风雨,何以见彩虹?正是这些曲曲折折,让我学到了很多,而不仅仅是兰卡斯特大学管理学院的录取以及让众人眼红的奖学金数额。本文是该总结的第二部分,第一部分请点击这里。... Read More

Applying Overseas in 2010: My Summary (1)

终于在2010年的夏天搞定了所有的事情,敲定了赴英的行程,也确定了我的两位英国导师。可以说,所有的事情都终于告一段落,可以来写点什么了。毕竟为了这个出国PhD,我的研究生生活实在是或多或少经历了太多。不过也好,不经历风雨,何以见彩虹?正是这些曲曲折折,让我学到了很多,而不仅仅是兰卡斯特大学管理学院的录取以及让众人眼红的奖学金数额。... Read More

Raining of Midnight: Random Thoughts

For quite a long period I did not write anything for this blog, until recently I posted an article as a general farewell to my past three years. Anyway, a particular review for myself is under consideration and is expected to be published in weeks, i don’t want to talk about that in this mid night, especially when accompanying with the thunder and raining outside.... Read More

Quality or Quantity: A Puzzle for Researchers

Frankly, this is not a suitable topic for me due to my limited experience on both research and academic given my present education as only a graduating master’s student. However, my limited experience, as well as my coming PhD life in Lancaster, do bring me an opportunity to think about: when doing some research, given two dimensions as measurement of the work as quality and quantity, which shall I prefer?... Read More

Saying Goodbye With Tears

It is in fact quite curious, that I have not made my tears dropped since the failure of my college entrance exams. Obviously, the failure that time is dramatically beating to me, that I can even not forget the ache in my heart when hearing the score and ranking from the telephone. It was quite a harsh time, that I was deeply, without any exceptions, dropped into the trap of depression. There were only thunder and storm, but not the sunshine and gentle wind in heart.... Read More