I’ve been always suggested by my adviser to look for books, links, or any publication about tips and recommendations about how to do research. For me it’s usually hard because it’s another task I have to add to the things to do. The problem is that the outcomes of performing this task are hard to measure in the short term. So I tend to postpone it.
But today, by doing something totally different, I randomly found what it looks to me like a good guide about how to do research and how to survive in the world of graduate students and be able to tell others how you did it (meaning getting your degree).
The source is this one: http://www.ecsl.cs.sunysb.edu/objectives.html,
last updated by Tzi-cker Chiueh in 2004. I consider it a good guide, short, precise, and honest. I’ll do my best to do as many as possible from the list of recommendations suggested by the professor.
I hope somebody else can give a good use to it too.