How To Increase Your Research Productivity?: Take The Academic Research Productivity Quiz

How should you increase your academic research productivity? This quiz was crowd-sourced from the R3ciprocity YouTube community. The community primarily consists of potential PhDs, PhD students, and professors. The goal of the quiz is to assess the academic research potential of people. It is to help them predict their research productivity in the future. The questions where generated by 172 responses from the community.

As of right now, this is meant for personal use only. It is meant to help you make decisions and have fun, but the free scale and it’s validity is worth exactly what you paid for it.

Research Methodology:

I initially prompted the community about what aspects of their career will make them a more productive researcher. Here, academic research productivity refers to the number and quality of academic research journal articles. I asked a series of quizzes related to many aspects of academic research productivity. From there, I took the 3 most popular items from the quizzes. I then created a scale based on the sum of each response related to a 5-point Likert scale. This scaled was developed in March 2020, and is subject to being updated and validated in the future.

There are a 23 items in the quiz. Polls that generated the items were based on the most popular responses to polls from the community. The polls were related to motivations, university resources, PhD opportunity costs, preferences for PhDs, and the skills required for academic research productivity success.

The key distinction with this test is that these items are based on inputs, and not the outputs of doing a PhD (e.g., your publication record or position at a university). If you want to help with validating this scale and you want to develop this into a paper, please contact David Maslach to access the data. (Only serious inquiries only.)

Should You Get A PhD Or A Real Job In Industry? (A PhD Quiz)

Should you get a PhD or a real job in industry? This quiz was crowdsourced by asking the R3ciprocity YouTube community that primarily consists of potential PhDs, PhD students, and professors. The R3ciprocity Project started out as a side-project, where David Maslach created an App to help others get feedback on their work (r3ciprocity.com – it is seriously inexpensive and easy to use. You have to try it!), but it is beginning to grow into a real movement.

The questions where generated by 98 responses on the community.

I initially asked the community, what online quiz is most appealing to them to help them make a PhD decision. Here were the responses:
1. Should I get a PhD or get a real job in industry (36%).
2. Should you become a professor (22%).
3. Should you get a PhD (17%).
4. Which PhD program is right for me? (14%).
5. Are you prepared for a PhD? (11%).

So, here is the most popular online PhD quiz: “Should you get a PhD or get a real job in industry.” There are 12 items to the quiz, and these 12 items where based on the most popular responses to 4 polls on the community that relate to university resources, PhD opportunity costs, preferences for PhDs, and the skills required for a PhD. These items are based on inputs, and not the outputs of doing a PhD (e.g., your publication record or position at a university).