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The open access week at FAU started yesterday, informing researchers and interested parties about the ways of open access publishing. I'm stuck with teaching and administrative matters, so I sadly couldn't attend the opening talk by Mr Putnings; thankfully, they sent the slides around. While no lice...

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This post is joined at the hip with the prior post on University Job vs. Dissertation (Ph.D.) Work. If you haven't read that one, please do so first. This post mostly applies to the German system. Depending on who you ask, you will get different answers. A professor may say: "You can get a Ph.D. ...

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To understand the German Ph.D. system, it is helpful to understand the difference between a university job and doctoral (dissertation) work. Many confuse the two; they are orthogonal (but do interact). A university job is just that: a job. You are employed by the university for a decent salary, h...

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In our research we apply, among other methods, case study research, and in our teaching we use teaching case studies. Occasionally, I have to explain the difference, so here is a quote from (Yin, 2009, p.9), which explains it well. (Yes, blogs can serve nicely as external memories...) [..] the pu...