The Taproot
The Taproot is the podcast that digs beneath the surface to understand how scientific publications are created. In each episode, we take a paper from the plant biology literature and talk about the story behind the science with one of the authors.

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S1.5E Sessile: Measuring Mentoring and other Bleeps with Brian Dilkes
In this episode, we take a different approach than usual- we bring a conversation we were having offline with our friend Brian Dilkes about a paper that tries to define the key variables that predict a ‘successful’ faculty member. We talk about some really important flaws of the paper, how to define “success”, and what impact really means and how one could/should/would measure it. Read more about this episode at Show Notes: Planet Dilkes websites: The paper we are discussing: Paper that defines success as whether your faculty advisor thought you were successful: Letter Liz and colleagues wrote in response: For those who wish to make the metric the target (DON’T DO IT!!!!): Liz Google Scholar Page: Ivan Google Scholar Page: Brian Google Scholar Page: Twitter handles: @ BrianDilkes @ehaswell @baxterTWI
2017-12-05 13:51:16 UTC

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