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The search forcollaborators
April 14, 2008

Craft and Ulibarri suggest that researchers looking for a collaborator consider these characteristics:


• Complementary expertise. A little overlap helps, so you can speak the same language, but the more you can “fill-in-the-blanks” for each other in terms of knowledge and research techniques, the more you can enhance each other’s work and create a novel product.


• Similar work style. For example, if you like getting things done promptly (meeting or even staying ahead of deadlines), try to find a collaborator who also works that way. On the other hand, if you need prodding — and working with someone else helps to keep … » More …