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The Taproot is the podcast that digs beneath the surface to understand how scientific publications are created. In each episode, we take a paper from the plant biology literature and talk about the story behind the science with one of the authors.
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S1.5E Sessile: Measuring Mentoring and other Bleeps with Brian Dilkes
Dec 5 17
In this episode, we take a different approach than usual- we bring a conversation we were having offline with our friend Brian Dilkes about a paper that tries to define the key variables that predict a ‘successful’ faculty member. We talk about some really important flaws of the paper, how to define “success”, and what impact really means and how one could/should/would measure it.
Read more about this episode at https://plantae.org/taproot-podcast-s1-5esessile-measuring-mentoring-and-other-bleeps-with-brian-dilkes/
Planet Dilkes websites:
The paper we are discussing: https://peerj.com/articles/1262/
Paper that defines success as whether your faculty advisor thought you were successful: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3923635/
Letter Liz and colleagues wrote in response: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4072567/
For those who wish to make the metric the target (DON’T DO IT!!!!):
Liz Google Scholar Page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=L7pWt14AAAAJ&hl=en
Ivan Google Scholar Page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=M68cB1AAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&gmla=AJsN-F6Vs2Z0EJFPnUog3VS8ExzbJsd9xu6_RRBmJm-SoiXtlVV3GXBGmTzqXHLc-enjsrR6JWux3L1oXYkH5tqiBI7FIDdSUFnW-KI320MNnLDDgpCVQRA
Brian Google Scholar Page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Rkx4gSoAAAAJ