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Thread: PhD viva passed - some advice to return.

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18-Apr-19, 10:43
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I have just received my viva date this morning so I'm hoping I will be where you are in a few months lol. It's good to hear a positive story, well done!!!

Thread: Acknowledgements when your supervisors were awful

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18-Apr-19, 10:38
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Hi

I had this exact same issue but I only had one supervisor and she has more or less gone awol for the last year of my Ph.D. I acknowledged her as vaguely as I could, I tried to twist the truth as best as I could by saying that she had provided guidance and support and blah blah, I basically lied but I just kept the whole thing vague, like rewt said above, it's only acknowledgements and you have nothing to gain by pissing them off.

Thread: Upcoming viva - any tips?

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18-Apr-19, 10:33
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I submitted my thesis a few weeks ago and have totally taken the past few weeks off from anything PhD related, I have just received my viva date and it has brought it all crashing back lol.

Anybody got any tips on how to prepare for the viva and not get so nervous I forget my own name.

Thread: Publishing undergraduate thesis - NEED URGENT ADVICE!!

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11-Mar-19, 15:28
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posted about 1 month ago
I agree with eng77 but I would also suggest adding it into recommendations for future research, that way you have acknowledged the limitation of it within the paper.

Thread: Achieved my goal even with the lack of supervisors

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11-Mar-19, 15:25
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Well done on getting minor corrections - this gives me hope!!

Thread: Do family understand

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08-Mar-19, 14:27
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I can absolutely relate - my Gran asked me recently "have you finished yet, when can I start telling people I'm proud because we have a Dr in the family?" Apparently it's frowned upon to tell an elderly lady to F off lol.

Thread: Epistemology and ontology worries, please help

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14-Jan-19, 16:13
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Hey HennyPenny, I totally get the struggle with this. I have recently been writing this section of my method and have found Bryman's (2008) Social research methods to explain it fairly well.

Thread: Some tips I want to share about dealing with PhD anxiety now that I've completed it!

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14-Jan-19, 16:08
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posted about 3 months ago
Just what I needed to hear right now. Thanks!

Thread: Reassure me- I’m about to quit!

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14-Jan-19, 15:01
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posted about 3 months ago
In all honestly, I wish I had realised it wasn't for me sooner and saved myself all these years of misery. If you feel like this already, I say quit now and follow your passion.

Thread: 2nd year blues?

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26-Nov-18, 10:57
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posted about 5 months ago
Hey it could be worse, you could have 10 weeks left to do most of your qualitative analysis and write your entire 100k word thesis with no chance of an extension, like me, I'd say you're doing fine lol.

Thread: Thoughts of a PhD student at his wit's end

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14-Nov-18, 10:03
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I am a distance learner too so I don't know anyone in the same year or anything and I only have 1 supervisor. I don't have enough time to step away from it but I'm really struggling with it at the moment.

Thread: Thoughts of a PhD student at his wit's end

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13-Nov-18, 09:52
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posted about 5 months ago
There was me thinking I was the only one about to have a total breakdown with this PhD. I can relate to all these comments but the thoughts/feelings have come on so suddenly that I just thought I was going nuts!!

Thread: Entirely lost motivation and interest in PhD (after 1+ year)

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13-Nov-18, 09:31
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I would suggest if you already have no interest in your PhD at this stage, quit before you invest any more time into it. The further on you go with a lack of interest, the harder it will get and the worse you will feel.

Thread: Sharing my viva experience

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24-Sep-18, 12:02
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posted about 7 months ago
That sounds really tough but thank you for sharing. I haven't even submitted yet and I am worried about the viva.

Thread: Structure of thesis?

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06-Aug-18, 15:47
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posted about 8 months ago
Hi all,

I am doing a Ph.D in Human and Health Sciences (Psychology).

I am just wondering how others who are in a similar field are structuring their Ph.D? What chapters have you included and what have you included in each study chapter if they have been done separate? e.g. have you included lit review and methodology in each study chapter or have you had a big lit review chapter and a methodology chapter detailing everything and then just findings and discussion in each study section?

I have all this data and all these findings and I am planning to have 4 separate study chapters but I am finding it difficult to visualise the "big picture" and I can't really see how the thesis structure/layout will be when it's finished, because of that my writing is all over the shop just now.
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