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Thread: Hate/bullying

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20-Jul-17, 17:57
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posted about 2 months ago
Yes, definitely think the US (or Canada) would be a good fit. Don't give up!

Thread: found immense error after viva, feel like an impostor

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19-Jul-17, 22:14
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Thanks for the responses. It's more a psychological issue than a practical one; I even have time to fix the thesis itself. pm133, by "cheat" I only meant it was in the same field I used to work in, so I'm very comfortable with the data collection/interpretation and the analysis needed. It is not based on actual work I previously did.

Thread: Hate/bullying

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19-Jul-17, 22:07
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There are plenty of countries I think where you wouldn't have that problem. I'm in the US and my girlfriend is a Muslim ex-PhD student and she never had that kind of trouble.

Thread: Hate/bullying

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18-Jul-17, 03:17
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Could you be a bit more specific as to country and program? Was the bullying coming from fellow students or faculty?

Also are you looking to get back into the same program at the same school?

Thread: found immense error after viva, feel like an impostor

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15-Jul-17, 21:40
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Ugh, this is literally keeping me up at nights. Viva went fine, everything's signed off on, but then a few days later as I was revising the dissertation I found an horrible error. My dissertation is basically qualitative political science; for one particular legal issue that I basically created the first comprehensive history of, I found out that it didn't end when I thought, and has been going on since with important stuff happening recently. If I hadn't caught it recently (and it was almost by pure chance that I did) I would have published this and destroyed my reputation right at the beginning of my career. The worst part is it was my "cheat" chapter -- basically it dealt with my prior professional field, so I don't even have the "newbie PhD" excuse. It doesn't change the central argument -- it actually supports it that these things have been happening -- but it just seems inexcusably careless.

Mentally I am having tremendous trouble dealing with this. I told my advisor but I don't think he gets the scope of this mistake. Another committee member who is closer to that issue probably will, though he's already signed off on it. It kind of takes a way a lot of the pride over finally getting the PhD. Anyone else ever deal with this kind of thing? I mean this won't (can't really) stop me from getting the degree, but now I feel like it's kind of a hollow victory.

Thread: [bad PhD]: VIVA close in time

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15-Jul-17, 21:37
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The thesis can be separate from the published paper, but your advisor is going to read it so . But are you sure the published paper is totally wrong?
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