What do I include in the section about research experience?
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- Some people lists their research interests as a separate section on their CV. This may be more important for graduate students or junior researchers would want to communicate their main areas of research focus. This information may be appropriately placed near the top/front of the CV.
- Of those people who provide their research interests, some provide a general indication of their research interests (e.g., Aggression, Empathy, Biological basis of depression, etc), and some provide more detailed lists of their research interests (e.g., paragraph length).
- The specific job/position for which you are applying is a relevant factor when determining the scope and content of the research interests that you are going to provide on your CV.
- Separate from research interests, some people provide information about their research experience, such as the type of research projects they have worked on, under whose direction, and for what length of time, etc.
- Of those people who provide research experience, some combine that information with information about research interests.
- Information about research experience, however, may be unnecessary or redundant because your publications speak to the projects you have worked on in the past and with whom.
- Information about your research interests, on the other hand, is more necessary because this speaks to the projects you want to work on in the future.
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