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Title: One Researcher's Perspective: The Challenges and Rewards of Researching in The 'Real' World
Contributor(s): Scott, James Murray  (author)
Publication Date: 2005
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Abstract: I can well remember my first day spent in my first 'real' job following graduation. On a cool, early morning (4 am!) in 1972, I turned up to a dairy farm where they were milking some lovely Friesian cows near Richmond, NSW – to sample the iodine content of milk as it was affected by sanitisers used in the dairy industry. That was a relatively simple experiment: several treatments, lots of replicated cows, some chemical methods which gave highly reproducible results, and an analysis of variance that I finally managed to master (in spite of my undergraduate ignorance in such matters). 'Ah, research is for me', I said. It seemed so much simpler back then…
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: The Cicerone Farms: Under the Microscope, Armidale, Australia, 2nd May, 2005
Source of Publication: The Cicerone Farms: Under the Microscope - Proceedings of 2005 Symposium, p. 72-74
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 070204 Animal Nutrition
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 830399 Livestock Raising not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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