Dr. Jo Røislien is a famous international science communicator who reaches a wide audience by appearing regularly on radio, television, and the printed press. He delivers lectures on the communication of complex topics, knowledge dissemination, and his own research. He is a Norwegian mathematician, biostatistician, and researcher in medicine and holds a PhD in geostatistics from the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Health Sciences, University of Stavanger, with additional posts in the Department of Biostatistics and the Center for Addiction Research at the University of Oslo. For his full bio in which titles of his productions are also listed, please see the first part of his interview.
Earlier, in the first two posted segments of this interview, Dr. Røislien provided meaningful insight about the issues with data and statistical analysis as well as some fundamental concepts scholars must bear in mind to support valuable research. Here, in the last segment, Røislien shares with us a couple of his favorite research tools and helpful advice from his perspective as a peer reviewer.
What are some of your favorite research tools?