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Thread: Examiner Disagreement

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14-Mar-17, 15:39
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Congratulations faded!!!! This is so amazing. I have been following your situation and I am so happy for you. Now chill and enjoy it properly. Woooohooooooo :D

Thread: Supervisors and feedback

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26-Feb-17, 09:01
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In fairness my situation is not too common. Being a lot older I knew exactly what skills I wanted to achieve during the PhD and I really only wanted pointers from my supervisor. When I was 21 I dont think I could have succeeded in this way. Now I am using the PhD to prove to myself I can become almost completely independent. I found that in reality I need specific types of support and for that support to be given in specific ways. Found out a huge amount about myself. It has been quite a journey and I wouldnt change any of it. You will have your own set of skills you want to have by the end. As long as you get most or all of them you will be fine. It is good that you care. Dont underestimate the importance of that. It means you are trying to self improve. If the feedback is varied then this is excellent. If the feedback starts to tail off once you start getting published then this is brilliant. Just play it by ear and see where it goes. There will come a time when you care less about your supervisors feedback and start to realise that you are capable of assessing your own performance. When your own assessment starts to match that of your supervisor then you will be ready to graduate.


pm 133 - this is such a great advice. I will save this post and read it when I am having doubts. thank you. all the best to you :)

Thread: Can anyone help me with research methodology please??!

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26-Feb-17, 08:58
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Hey SakuraM. Tell us more about what you want to do, which angle do you want to cover, what do you want to focus on? things like that. because with what you have written it is a bit difficult to understand what you want to do and as such recommend any research method.


Hello skyisnotthelimit and thanks for the post!

Well, this is still a bit tentative as I am not 100% settled on the exact angle but in a nutshell what I want to do is explore the role of the UK in the current situation in the Mideast post-9/11/War on Iraq/ "Arab Spring". I'll have to revisit the history of the two entities since Britain's involvement in that region at the end of the 19th century/ beginning of the 20th and the impact of its doings then on the current situation. It involves international relations/ politics/ geostrategy, etc. I hope what I wrote makes sense.

Thanks in advance for any help!


Hey SakuraM. That is a very interesting topic. From what I see, in terms of methodology it can depend on whether you're more familiar with qualitative or quantitative methods. OR both. IT would be ideal if you could go for a mixed methodology involving:

a. literature review (that would enable you to revisit the history of the two entities)
b. in-depth interviews with stakeholders for example politicians, experts of international relations etc.
c. a survey to measure the perceptions of people about UK's role in the mentioned situation. That can enrich your research greatly. a survey always does - I think.

Good luck :)

Thread: Survey for survey please

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24-Feb-17, 13:42
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done

Thread: Can anyone help me with research methodology please??!

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24-Feb-17, 13:40
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Hey SakuraM. Tell us more about what you want to do, which angle do you want to cover, what do you want to focus on? things like that. because with what you have written it is a bit difficult to understand what you want to do and as such recommend any research method.

Thread: Supervisors and feedback

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24-Feb-17, 13:38
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I send updates from time to time to my supervisor but it's out of courtesy to keep him up to date. I don't expect a resonse and I don't get one. If I have a specific issue I request a face to face meeting which both of us prefer but that is pretty rare. Things have changed in the last few weeks now that I've had feedback on my thesis draft and we've met more often as he remembers things that I should add or change. The whole PhD has been largely hands off supervision though and that's how I personally prefer it. Just need to dig myself out of the pile of crap I have landed myself in with some changes I put in this week and then I can relax a bit.......
I would definitely expect more supervision at your stage of your PhD though and it sounds like you are getting it.


Yes that sounds familiar. Some friends of mine doing their PhDs have a similar experience. Not me though. It seems like maybe because it is the beginning - my supervisors are really involved. Which is great because I am also at the learning stage myself. But sometimes it makes me wonder if I am not good enough and that's why they're always giving feedback? But then again the feedback is never the same, it is always something they want to add or remove so I guess that's ok. Especially after reading here that it is such a common experience - I feel better :)

Thread: Supervisors and feedback

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23-Feb-17, 16:00
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Have had barely any feedback. Wonder if they read it at times!


I am so sorry to hear that. I hope it's not because they don't read it but because you're just that good :)

Thread: Supervisors and feedback

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23-Feb-17, 15:59
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that is great to hear, thanks.

Thread: Supervisors and feedback

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22-Feb-17, 08:23
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Hey everyone. I am new to this forum and so far I love it. I am a first year PhD student and was wondering lately about one particular issue. Everytime I send anything to my supervisors to read, they always have feedback. Which is good, and I always learn from it. But I was just wondering is it normal? Like, has anyone here had any experience with sending materials to their supervisors and not getting any feedback - or the only feedback they got would be "that's great. nothing to add"?.
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