Chapter 6: Leading a Research Team
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Mentoring versus advising in research (helping the student's career versus helping your project)
The process of owrking together to design this project is a mentoring role - especially for undergrads
The value of listening
In the academic world, the words advisor and mentor are often used synonymously. I disagree with this, heartily. An advisor is like a boss or manager, who wants you to succeed, helps you, and provides advice. But an advisor wants you to succeed because you are working on their project and your performance often directly reflects onto their reputation.