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Thread: Supervisor Dilemma and Competency Issues

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05-Jun-18, 20:12
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TreeofLife and all, just to update you...managed to present my proposal today afternoon my time and apparently A, was very bad, spiting me and even lied about something that he said it exists when it doesn't exist. A senses am now more inclined to B in direction and thus still want control of the work. During the presentation, B stood for me through it all. B has gone the extra mile making personal arrangements with regards to next steps.

I am not sure if I should continue with A as the main or I formally ask for reshuffle....thinking about the futurešŸ˜„

Thread: Struggling to manage illness and PhD supervisor

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05-Jun-18, 19:01
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All the best, pray for the best outcome!

Thread: Supervisor Dilemma and Competency Issues

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24-May-18, 18:16
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TreeofLife, you are indeed treeoflife, I feel I had a lot of anger wanting to go and fight with A but after your WISE counsel/advice, I feel, I will keep acknowledging B's contribution in presentations/discussions as more inclined to the direction of the study and should any publications come up, B will be the obvious second co-author, should A remain adamant and want to feel good on formal paper. I will keep you posted!

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It doesn't really matter who leads on paper in my opinion. I had a primary supervisor (prof), but secondary (senior lecturer) was way more involved in terms of overall direction and day to day stuff. This is very common in academia.

Let A be your lead on paper, and then do what B suggests. Unless A really cares about your research direction, this won't bother them. They will be getting the credit and not having to do the work.

In ideal situation, A will let B lead, so you could ask that, but don't be surprised if they say no.

Thread: Supervisor Dilemma and Competency Issues

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22-May-18, 14:07
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Quote From TreeofLife:
I think you'll be fine, just get both of their input and bend your PhD to the direction you want to go as much as possible.


Thank you very much Tree of Life for the advice.

So you are suggesting I just indicate on paper that B is the technical lead, because the research is tilting heavily on their side.

Or I communicate with A the research direction and suggest/recommend to them that B lead?

Or keep quiet until later.

But either way, B is the one who will be doing most of the work....? It's a dilemma to me too?

What do you think?

Thread: Supervisors and Competency Issues

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21-May-18, 08:38
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Hi all, 

I need advice guys. I was allocated an external Supervisor (A) who is not an academic- by this I mean not teaching or supervising students anywhere. No strong publication record, less than 3 papers, and these were done over 7 years ago. Supervisor seems to have connections in the department. On our initial meeting I raised issues to do with my research that I wanted to achieve. Seeing I might struggle under such supervision, I raised this with department and was allocated a now very competent person (B) as part of the team. 

Now having submitted my RP to both, A's approach is akward, having had 2-3 meetings already, focus tends to be on outline, references etc. But this is just a concept note which needs guidance on strategic direction? 

From B's feedback, I feel my concept note has been fully read. Commented on key methodological issues, and offered more insights into other options etc. B is an accomplished Professor, widely published, understands methodology/how study should evolve etc. 

Now A came first and am sure based on contract, wants assumes lead, which I think, wrong person on good research. 

I have discussed with B the possibility of taking the lead, no obvious reservations of taking the lead. So I need advice, should I discuss this with A and share my concerns and let B lead. 

If I remain quiet now it might ruin my work at critical phases of the work. 

Please advice me beloved and best approach!

Thread: Supervisor Dilemma and Competency Issues

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20-May-18, 12:53
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Hi all,

I need advice guys. I was allocated an external Supervisor (A) who is not an academic- by this I mean not teaching or supervising students anywhere. No strong publication record, less than 3 papers, and these were done over 7 years ago. Supervisor seems to have connections in the department. On our initial meeting I raised issues to do with my research that I wanted to achieve. Seeing I might struggle under such supervision, I raised this with department and was allocated a now very competent person (B) as part of the team.

Now having submitted my RP to both, A's approach is akward, having had 2-3 meetings already, focus tends to be on outline, references etc. But this is just a concept note which needs guidance on strategic direction?

From B's feedback, I feel my concept note has been fully read. Commented on key methodological issues, and offered more insights into other options etc. B is an accomplished Professor, widely published, understands methodology/how study should evolve etc.

Now A came first and am sure based on contract, wants assumes lead, which I think, wrong person on good research.

I have discussed with B the possibility of taking the lead, no obvious reservations of taking the lead. So I need advice, should I discuss this with A and share my concerns and let B lead.

If I remain quiet now it might ruin my work at critical phases of the work.

Please advice me beloved and best approach!

Thread: Is it legal to change the Supervisor when only final Viva is awaited !!

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20-May-18, 11:24
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But ethically it is not right. Why would your internal supervisor want to take credit for the work that he never did? I think your external supervisor is right!

Thread: 2 weeks ago I had my viva...my experience

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25-Mar-18, 20:56
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posted about 3 months ago
Well done.....just one question, how did you select that super theoretical conceptual framework?
Really interested to know Dr Trilla

Thread: Immediate publications (1-6 months) or wait a bit?

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12-Mar-18, 12:01
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Quote From starryeyed:
I think you must first state what you're doing PhD in. Because in my area you have to make experiments first so you have anything to write about :D


It's in Social Science, a lot of reading is expected etc. Which brings me to another question if one publishes too early what r the implications if any?

Thread: Immediate publications (1-6 months) or wait a bit?

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12-Mar-18, 11:56
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I was just wondering------what is the appropriate/reasonable time to start writing journal articles in the PhD journey? Is 1-6 months too early?

What has been your direct experiences and how would you do things differently?

Thread: Passed my PhD viva exam with only minor correction

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09-Mar-18, 17:48
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Congratulations this is your moment! Enjoy your moment Dr.
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