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A Day in the Life of a Researcher: Mid-career, solo researcher



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This graphic is part of a series of graphics that were developed during a FutureLib project undertaken by the Cambridge University Library during 2013 and 2014, trying to understand what academics did and what services they needed. These are the outputs from a 'shadowing' process where academics were closely followed for 48 hours. The team literally sat next to them – watched lectures, sat in supervisions and took notes. As the academic undertook tasks the team asked them how they felt about the activity and whether they felt it was worth their time and so on. The graphics map out their activities over the time each academic was followed. The image lists the activities they undertook, scaled on a 'happiness' metre, and colour coded depending of the work was Academic, Research or Administration related.



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