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I started my PhD at the beginning of 2017. In these blogs I share my experiences, as well as my Eureka moments and struggles as a researcher.

Now and then a guest blogger takes the floor for some good ideas and lessons learned.

If all the paths were sign-posted, it wouldn't have been so much fun to do a PhD. When I look back at the concepts and research questions that I have thrown away in the meantime, I see that a small mountain has arisen. And yet, with...

Research: how digital technology changes and eliminates administrative tasks (in municipalities)   * In 2030, there will be no more administrative work.   * In 2030 we will no longer have any vocational education for e.g. administrative assistant or accountant.   Municipalities in transition Municipal organisations are changing a lot: society has...

Big Data The progress made in digital technology has led to ever faster computers and greater memory storage possibilities. Large amounts of data can now be collected, monitored and analysed and new opportunities arise for researchers. So in order to pick up as much information as...

I don't know I guess that in a PhD process, as in other situations, pieces will typically start falling into place at the end of the process, not at the beginning. My misfortune is that I am at the beginning now.   COS Conference 2017 After having interviewed twelve...

Dutch Labour Market Day 2017 Last Thursday, 12 October 2017, I visited the fifth Dutch Labour Market Day in Utrecht (NL). Some fifty research papers were presented under the heading of 'The changing value of work'. Policy makers and researchers exchanged their knowledge and opinions. I...