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Thread: Questionnaire design limitation

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17-Oct-18, 00:04
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My research has four stages Quan Quan Qual Qual.

For the first stage I used cronbachs alpha to measure construct validity- this was ok.

For the next stage I had to simplify my constructs for a younger age group and reduce the items. I could not used Cronbach's as only have two items per construct one which is negatively keyed, the other positive.

It's now coming to light ( in terms of the mush that is my brain) that some of these constructs aren't measuring what they are supposed to. I would say its potentially two out of 8.

Its 8 weeks until submission and I can get my head on as to how I will acknowledge this design flaw:(

Someone please help!

Thread: Mixed methods discussion - losing my mind!

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08-Aug-18, 11:00
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posted about 4 months ago
Hi Tudor

Yes i've been through thousands of thesis in ethos- i think its just a case of not seeing the wood for the trees and needing to ride it out:)

Thread: Mixed methods discussion - losing my mind!

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01-Aug-18, 16:52
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Can anyone point me to any thesis they have felt demonstrates a good mixed methods discussion?

I have three results chapters which have the following structure

intro- approach- findings - discussion (findings linked to conceptual framework and previous literature) - conclusion

I then intend to have an overall discussion chapter to bring all three together and discuss strengths/limitations recommendations etc.

I am currently at the discussion stage of each chapter but cannot see the wood for the trees. My topic is a social research where I have collected empirical data (surveys/interviews).

If anyone can point me to an example of a thesis that has taken this approach I would be ever so grateful!

Thread: Job Interview Experiences - Please share yours Advice/support

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01-May-16, 10:37
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posted about 2 years ago
Thanks for sharing tree of life. Fingers crossed for you.

Thread: Job Interview Experiences - Please share yours Advice/support

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20-Apr-16, 10:55
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posted about 2 years ago
Hi Hugh

Yes this post is full time but the first one I applied for was part time. I think its best to set up job alerts with jobs.ac.uk in your field that way you will be aware of post as soon as they come up.

Thread: Job Interview Experiences - Please share yours Advice/support

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11-Apr-16, 12:29
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posted about 2 years ago
Good luck tree of life!

Thread: I'm very nearly free... Viva tomorrow

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07-Apr-16, 23:52
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posted about 2 years ago
Congratulations!

Thread: Job Interview Experiences - Please share yours Advice/support

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07-Apr-16, 23:51
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posted about 2 years ago
My next interview was a success!! Here's how it went

Position: Research Assistant
Panel: Three members
Interview length: 50 minutes including 10 minute presentation

A selection of questions asked:

Why do you want this job?
What can you bring to the project
What experience do you have with methods and analysis
Tell me about your ability to plan
what type of software do you have experience of
What makes a good researcher


Again it was a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. I hope people find these posts useful:)

Thread: working while writing up

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07-Apr-16, 23:47
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posted about 2 years ago
Hello,

I worked part time for the first 3 years of my PhD and I managed it fine with detailed planning. I'm writing up now and have been applying for jobs. I've just secured a fixed term full-time post. I was on schedule to finish in 6 months but have taken the decision to take a suspension to focus on the post (I aim to still work on the thesis when I can). This is part of my career development but to do it all at once would be too much.

Good luck!

Thread: Job Interview Experiences - Please share yours Advice/support

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31-Mar-16, 17:55
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posted about 2 years ago
Hey folks,

I've recently started applying for short term posts to see me through the final months of my thesis. So far I've been invited for two interviews out of two applications. i figure at least I must be writing strong applications. I have had one interview so far and was unsuccessful. I plan on sharing the process here and will add my next experience once its over. Feel free to add any of your own experiences to this thread to help others during this daunting but exciting time.

Position: Research Assistant
Where : Russell group university
Panel: Two members
Interview length: 35 minutes

Questions Asked: 6 questions (although some where two part questions)

Why do you want this job?
Tell me about your skills set in relation to qualitative analysis
Tell me about your proposed publications
What themes do you see emerging from the research project for publication?
What specialist knowledge do you have that could contribute to the project (in relation to the project)

I can't remember the last question but weaved in amongst this were comptency based questions about team work and organisation skills. The interview atmosphere was very relaxed, I was told the next day I was unsuccessful but when I started to reflect I was perhaps not a good fit for the project. I have however requested feedback.

I will add my next experience but hope this is helpful to others:)

Thread: Interview Presentation - trying to keep my spirits up

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31-Mar-16, 17:45
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posted about 2 years ago
Hi Folks,

Well I was unsuccessful for the first interview I went for but have another one in two weeks. I have to prepare a 5 minute presentation on the project (not my research). Has anyone done this before, the topic is so broad I don't know where to start!

Any advice appreciated again

Thanks!:)

Thread: Job interview advice

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26-Mar-16, 01:29
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Hey folks. I'm writing up and have applied for a few research assistant posts to see me through the final months. Got notification of an interview yesterday (for 3 days time!) . Can anyone advise me of how to prepare for this? What questions ahould I expect? Thanks for your advice. I really need it!

Thread: Job specification - Advice!

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04-Mar-16, 12:16
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Yeah thanks, I ended up just staying that on top of my phd i also undertook various other projects that involved data collection or analysis (saying what they were of course!). Hopefully it will be enough.

Thanks!

Thread: Job specification - Advice!

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04-Mar-16, 11:38
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Its a research post. I have to go through the specification and state how I meet the criteria.
One of the points is: '1-2 years relevant research experience'

I guess my PhD research can be discussed here but not sure how to word it given the fact that i've talked about it so much already.

Thread: Job specification - Advice!

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04-Mar-16, 11:06
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posted about 2 years ago
Hi Folks,

I'm applying for a job just now. Not finished my thesis yet but starting to apply to get experience filling in the long tedious application. What do people add when asked to report on their research experience in a related field if you have not finished your PhD yet.

Thanks in advance:)
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