1 Collaborate – Think Critically: Learn from researchers who have been in your shoes – use their examples and experiences to explore how their ‘lessons learned’ can improve your own research approach. Take it one step further with additional thought-provoking questions online.

10.1 Knowing your decision-making process

Sara describes her supervision process as ‘[she is] driving the bus’. Talk to a few of your friends or family members about what metaphors they might use to describe the approach they take to completing a project or solving a problem. Compare the different metaphors. Do any of them resonate with you?

How would you describe the role of your supervisor in your project?

Is there anything you think would help you more effectively ‘drive that bus’?