Research

How to Organize Your Thoughts Before Writing

Putting pen to paper (or your fingers to the keyboard) can be intimidating. One of the hardest parts is knowing where to start and, once you’ve cleared that hurdle, it ... Read more
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How to Spot Fake Research

Without a doubt, you’ve heard about fake news. At this point, the prevalence of fake news stories, which proliferate on venues like social media, has become a major public talking ... Read more
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Understanding Grey Literature: How to Find It and How to Use It

Grey literature is unpublished, non-commercial, and often difficult to find information that many organizations, including think tanks, research institutes, and public health associations, use to make connections, find conclusions, and ... Read more
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Understanding the Sunshine Clause

Sometimes we fail. Sometimes we try to do something and it doesn’t work for a variety of reasons. When that something has never been done before, we should give ourselves ... Read more
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Conquer Writer’s Block: How to Find a New Angle

Stuck, uninspired, unmotivated, feeling stale? Is writing that mid-project summary report feeling like a pending dental appointment? Are you staring at data wondering how to make it sound more interesting ... Read more
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If Common Sense isn’t so “Common”, What Can We Do About It?

We’ve all heard the rhetoric: common sense just isn’t as common as it used to be. Could this actually be true? And if so, what effect is it having in ... Read more

Twitter Becomes Tactical When You Use Lists to Curate Information

Do you use Twitter to find interesting information? When you started, do you remember wondering how you were ever going to keep up? Is it now difficult to sort through ... Read more
How GreyLit Would Have Helped Me

How GreyLit Would Have Helped Me

I had been working in public health for about seven years, and was getting itchy feet and so had applied for an Epidemiologist position with the National Health Service in ... Read more

Are You Judged By Your Mission Statement? Should You Be?

Ah, mission statements. Most organizations have them, some remember when they were written. Mission statements are given prominent placement on our websites, official documents, and sometimes even our office walls. ... Read more

Which Hat Are You Wearing When You Research?

After many, many hours spent reading, reviewing and critically evaluating material that is relevant to our jobs — and our lives — this is what we have learned. We know ... Read more

11 Reasons Why You Need GreyLit

Attention frontline health practitioners and all health professionals balancing on the tightrope between care provision and administration. You have a passion to help people. So you spent time learning a ... Read more

An Antidote to One Publication Bias

John Antonakis talks about the five diseases of research publication, and they are worth noting for both their accuracy and fantastic nomenclature: Significosis – an inordinate focus on statistically significant ... Read more

GreyLit Sits Here

Much research and analysis have been conducted on the existence, the impact and resolutions of various publication biases found in published research. Many passionate researchers, observers and decision makers have ... Read more

What is Grey Literature?

Wikipedia defines grey literature as “the materials and research produced by organizations outside of the traditional commercial or academic publishing and distribution channels. Organizations that produce grey literature include government ... Read more

Productivity Resources

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Learn "why and how" to be more curious about your progress and decision making.

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Persuasive Report Writing Made Easy (1)

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The right words will evoke emotion and trigger curiosity. They will make reading your report an enjoyable experience.

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A process to help you make informed decisions about what to read... or reject. Inside you'll also find a handy quick reference sheet.

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