KEY FEATURES: A focus on the actual process and value of shared learning is emphasized with the inclusion of research from peer learning groups, contributed narratives, and the authors’ own programs. Inclusion of themes such as joy, experimentation, and creativity serve as guideposts for doctoral learning and ease anxieties regarding performance. End-of-chapter lists of practical tips summarize the main learning points that can be drawn from each chapter. Cross-disciplinary applicability makes the book appropriate for use in such fields as education, political science, and business administration.

Feedback—Part of Making It Work

Lene Tanggaard Charlotte Wegener


Purpose: The purpose of the present chapter is to show and discuss different opportunities for dialogue and ways to obtain other people’s reactions to our work.

Central message: Feedback involves exposure to criticism. Nevertheless, feedback is a crucial source for moving forward and should not be postponed until we feel that our thoughts and our texts are finished.

Takeaways: Getting feedback from a broader audience and learning to give appreciative feedback ourselves are part of research life and keys to deep involvement in the research community. Asking for feedback involves risk; however, it can also free the writer from aiming at a “perfect” text from the outset.

Keywords: Feedback, meta-analysis, ...

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