We do not always fully appreciate how powerful the alternative research tools can be.
Do you get annoyed when you have an important task to complete within a tight deadline, but the license of the research tool you need has just expired?
I know that feeling – I have been there myself as student and academic.
I remember like it was yesterday when I received comments on one of the research manuscripts that I produced at the early stage of my PhD. One of the reviewers has asked me to provide an additional set of results.
It seemed straightforward – I thought. After all, I had the process model ready; I just need to run another case study and make sure the results are valid.
But my eagerness was quickly put down when I realised the license to the software I was using had not been extended yet.…