Life & General · PhD Progress & Thoughts

Why This Blog is not Purely Academic

This blog is titled 'Research and Beyond' for a reason. As my Twitter followers already know, @MIKendrick94 does not always post research-exclusive things. Sometimes I post things that are political, creative, feminist, or outside my field (STEM subjects, specifically). That is, in essence, because my journey as a PhD student and an academic-in-training is holistic.… Continue reading Why This Blog is not Purely Academic

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Culture Studies · Life & General

Being A Whistleblower

Hi everyone! Today I'm writing about a tendency I developed as I matured into adulthood. Basically, I'm a Whistleblower. From the moment I stepped into my HR course at university, I had a humanistic focus. I care about the worker, not the employer; unless the employer wants to improve the workplace for the worker. I've… Continue reading Being A Whistleblower

PhD Progress & Thoughts

Layperson’s Translation: Winners of the Baldridge Quality Award

Reference: Griffith, J. (2017). An Organizational Model for Excellence in Healthcare Delivery: Evidence From Winners of the Baldrige Quality Award. Journal of Healthcare Management. 62(5). What The author Professor Emeritus John Griffith took a look at the winners of the Baldrige Quality Award, and outlined how the Baldrige Model enabled excellence in healthcare organisations. Why Improving… Continue reading Layperson’s Translation: Winners of the Baldridge Quality Award

Culture Studies · Life & General

Artists Who Are More Nuanced Than You Think

Is this a fan list? Maybe. Watch NCT U cycle through at least 7 different male K-POP settings in one, seamless catchy video. Watch T.O.P make one of (my opinion) THE most slick film references in a self-promotion art music video. G-DRAGON completely destroys 'party boy' culture in one sassy video. Is it an actual… Continue reading Artists Who Are More Nuanced Than You Think

Culture Studies · Life & General · PhD Progress & Thoughts

When To Go To The Emergency Room*

*This is evidently not an exhaustive list, and I am not a medical professional. Please use your own discretion, particularly if you live outside Australia. Your country's medical system could differ in significant ways, and thus will impact your treatment options. I recently had a friend proudly inform me that, after being mildly irritated by… Continue reading When To Go To The Emergency Room*

PhD Progress & Thoughts

The Rabbit Hole of using the Internet to Find Things

Recently I was offered my second job as a Research Assistant. It seems to involve a pattern - There I am, sitting around and minding my business, when an academic approaches me and asks if I'm interested. Of course I'm interested. Especially when, as this academic shyly asked, I'm needed to conduct literature searches. This… Continue reading The Rabbit Hole of using the Internet to Find Things

Culture Studies · PhD Progress & Thoughts

‘Is Management Research Visible Outside the Academic Community?’

Hamet, J., & Maurer, F. (2017). Is management research visible outside the academic community? M@n@gement. 20(5). Association Internationale de Management Stratégique According to this article, No. Why? Evidence-based Practice is not present in management professional culture, Direct communication and collaboration between research and industry in management doesn't occur due to practice and academic silos - one of… Continue reading ‘Is Management Research Visible Outside the Academic Community?’