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RIA # 4: Dr. Katie Linder on Juggling Multiple Projects

 

Dr. Katie Linder

Dr. Katie Linder

On this episode of the “Research in Action” podcast, I share some of the organizational strategies for juggling multiple research projects that I’ve developed over my time as a researcher. I would also love to hear from listeners about whether you use these strategies or if there are other helpful tips you have for moving multiple projects forward simultaneously.

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Segment 1: Strategies for getting things out of your head [00:00-10:14]

In this first segment, I talk about several strategies for writing down or logging projects so that you aren’t taking up mental energy by keeping them all in your head. More specifically, I talk about white board use, conducting a project audit, and my calendaring strategies.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

  • Template for creating a research and publication pipeline (PDF)
  • Template for conducting a project audit (PDF)
  • I didn’t mention this in the episode, but I always love to share my favorite calendar template website

Segment 2: Strategies for sharing the load [10:15-18:51]

In segment two, I share several strategies for sharing and delegating research tasks, which can also serve to help keep you accountable when working on multiple projects simultaneously.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: Strategies for keeping multiple projects organized [18:52-31:44]

In segment three, I discuss some strategies for organizing multiple projects and share some digital resources that I’ve found to be helpful.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

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