Developing academic papers – from idea conception, to analysis, to writing— can be an inefficient process. Deciding whether a research idea should be developed into a manuscript is hard. Spending months creating data sets and estimating models with no clear plan how these results might be used is a waste of time. Waiting for co-investigators to get back to you delays the project. Staring at a blank Word document with various half-baked ideas can feel agonizing.
We believe there is a better way to write academic papers. We developed Paper Sprints, a novel method for collaboratively writing papers that synthesizes the ideas from the entire research team. During this workshop, attendees will learn how to conduct a Paper Sprint, and plan a Paper Sprint of their own. Participants will receive templates, guides, and complete instructions for running their own Sprints. Participants should bring with them a project that could be sprinted and a laptop.
This workshop is geared toward project managers and faculty who are writing academic papers.