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\chapter{New as Doctoral Researcher?}

What am I supposed to do as a doctoral researcher?
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The primary function of researchers is to turn coffee into papers.

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The Gesellschaft für Informatik is the biggest national community
of computer scientists and officially advocates the term
\enquote{doctoral researcher} instead of \enquote{PhD student},
because we are not students anymore.

\begin{itemize}
  \item Do proper science!

    For inspiration, we recommend Richard Hamming's
    \enquote{You and Your Research}.
    You can find it online as text or video.
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    The DFG has published
    \enquote{Rules of Good Scientific Practice}\footnote{%
    \url{http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/principles_dfg_funding/good_scientific_practice/index.html}},
    which the KIT adopted\footnote{%
    \url{https://www.sle.kit.edu/downloads/AmtlicheBekanntmachungen/2014_AB_056.pdf}}.

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  \item Write great papers!
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    Writing papers is your main job.
    There are other worthy goals, which try to distract you:
    Make students happy, make professor happy,
    make colleagues happy, or save the world.

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  \item Present your work!
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    People will not notice your great work by themselves.
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    You have to advertise it.
    The normal way is make talks about it at conferences.
    Also try to explain your research to normal people once in a while.

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  \item Get a PhD!

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    The end goal of your current phase in life is to make
    a significant original contribution to knowledge.
    You have to provably solve a relevant problem in a novel way.
\end{itemize}
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Need some inspiration?
Look for Randy Pausch's talks
\enquote{Last Lecture}
and
\enquote{Time Management}.