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Thread: where to find PhD Thesis to read

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11-Oct-17, 22:11
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posted about 6 days ago
There’s a site called ethos that catalogues PhDs and you can often download them.

Thread: QR codes for poster presentations?

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20-Jul-17, 20:39
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I used one on my poster for the poster event but it linked to a survey rather than a copy of my poster. It didn't lead to anything but some people thought it was quite innovative on the day as it wasn't that common.

Thread: Survey Monkey - a credible tool at PhD level?

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21-Apr-17, 23:52
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I used it for my PhD, for a survey that was supplementary to my in depth interviews. It's basic but it does the job. I would say credibility was more about the questions and the researcher than the tools used.

Does your institution have access to any paid software, e.g. Snap or Qualtrics?

Thread: What is the best way to communicate with sups

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10-Nov-16, 18:44
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posted about 11 months ago
I always tried to send things ahead so they knew what I was working on and how things were going. I think having an agenda (even a few bullets) to keep things on track can really help you to get what you need and means nobody is surprised at things coming up.

Thread: Competition instead of Collaboration

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28-Oct-16, 23:00
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posted about 12 months ago
To be honest you need to rise above it. There will always be people who make things competitive and the best thing you can do is be polite and not let it get under your skin. You'll be amazed at how many people get stuck after a while and find they have nothing to be competitive about. Don't let them out you off your work. Head down, do your own thing. Always easier said than done!

Thread: Working time and location

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10-Oct-16, 17:06
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Just speak to your supervisor and explain that you would prefer to work elsewhere. Should be fine as long as you are contactable. You could go into your office to establish a presence but then take yourself and your books to the library for the day. One other way to get around this is to go in early and get work done before everyone else comes in. My office was always dead first thing but busy later!

Thread: Submitting Corrections

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08-Oct-16, 16:34
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I wrote a letter to accompany my corrections which responded in detail to what had been asked of me.

If you were provided with a written list of corrections, you should use this as a basis to respond, detailing how you have been able to do x and y but for reasons have not been able to do a and b. Has your supervisor given any guidance on this?

Thread: Research Assistant Interview Tips please

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24-Aug-16, 15:02
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I'd also go back over key theories from your PhD studies as I got a left field question at my last interview and couldn't remember a key author!

Thread: Free 422 page content analysis methods book (highly recommended text)

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15-Aug-16, 18:46
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posted about 1 year ago
Thank you for the link.

Thread: Job application dilemma

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10-Aug-16, 18:42
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posted about 1 year ago
I'd keep it under my hat personally. It's not the most honest approach but may leave you looking indecisive or unreliable if you tell them. Apply and deal with the outcomes from there. Good luck!

Thread: Thesis font dilemma - help please!

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08-Aug-16, 22:29
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posted about 1 year ago
Does your institution not have guidance on this? Mine had really strict guidelines about every full stop and margin!

Thread: Can you refine / develop your research questions ?

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14-Jul-16, 20:49
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I think at first year upgrade point they would expect to hear about tweaks based on early learning. At mine I talked about my pilot studies and how they had helped me amend my method and focus. My eventual research questions were not the ones I started with but they were similar. In my thesis there was a section on learning and what I could have done differently but you don't see that in journals!

Thread: Can you refine / develop your research questions ?

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14-Jul-16, 19:29
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Absolutely. As long as your data still answers them and it is still on topic.

Thread: New life post-PhD?

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10-Jul-16, 16:20
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Sounds familiar, although with the friends bit it was more that my studies coincided with the wedding and babies time for friends and that's where our interests diverged. I still feel a bit 'lost' two years on to be honest.

Thread: Poster for nonacademic audience

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29-Jun-16, 16:34
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Is there an alternative of having references on a handout for anyone with an interest in reading further?
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