• Question: barbara@ do you prefer working in a group or on your own?

    Asked by Joyce to Barbara on 20 Mar 2015.
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      Barbara Shih answered on 20 Mar 2015:

      Depends on the particular type of work! When it comes to interacting with participants, it is more fun and efficient to work in a group – not only that it helps the participants feel more welcome (you’re not just running off doing things), it also helps getting everything organised. When it comes to writing up/data analysis, I prefer working on my own to begin with (so much so that I put on headphone and rudely ignore everyone). It’s then absolutely essential to discuss your finding with other people because ideas can then be bounced around.