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How do you choose an advisor/Supervisor when your doing a research/project, research methods

How do you choose an advisor/Supervisor when you are doing a research/project?

You can choose your supervisor by keeping in mind the following factors ;

Talk to potential advisors

Talk to current and former students

Read their publications

What do you look for in an advisor?




Note: An advisor will only give you the directions to follow – you have to walk by yourself

Pros and cons of selecting a Junior advisor

Pros Cons
Easier to access


Cutting-edge research

Hands-on mentoring

Fewer responsibilities


Little track record

Maybe risky research area

Harder to develop independence

Fewer networking contacts



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