Overview of Thesisfun

Overview

Avatar placeholder
Thesisfun
Saturday, 7 June 2014 at 10:37am
Friday, 20 October 2017 at 9:49am
70
Login to send a private message to Thesisfun
page 1 of 5 recent posts

Thread: Second supervisor pressure

posted
20-Oct-17, 10:05
Avatar for Thesisfun
posted about 19 hours ago
Presumably there will be administrative issues to sort if you move, which will take time.

If you are in your third year and take more than a week, it will likely be increasingly difficult, more disruptive and less beneficial to move.

A week seems very reasonable!

Thread: Sci Hub - All academic papers freely available online. Thoughts?

posted
27-Sep-17, 20:39
edited about 19 seconds later
Avatar for Thesisfun
posted about 3 weeks ago
Quote From Trilla:
Pm133, I agree with you, it's such a crooked business! I have said clearly so in the thread about the case for colonialism - I have written a couple of long posts there explaining how it works and so I won't repeat here.


So your strategy for tackling a "crooked business" is to break the law by illegally accessing copyrighted material.
There is something Trump-ish about that logic.

Thread: NVIVO focus group coding: who said what at theme nodes

posted
27-Sep-17, 20:20
Avatar for Thesisfun
posted about 3 weeks ago
One option is to add an additional node for each piece of text with the speaker- i.e. create nodes of speaker 1, speaker 2 etc.

Thread: Stubborn supervisor

posted
17-Sep-17, 11:53
Avatar for Thesisfun
posted about 1 month ago
The funder has funded the research based on what was written in the grant application. The funder may well have not wanted to fund something with smaller groups.

You are conducting a feasibility study- larger groups presumably make sense from a cost-effectiveness perspective.
If everyone else has done smaller groups and it was feasible, there would be no value in doing a feasibility study.

Thread: Must supervisors always be on the paper?

posted
11-Sep-17, 07:36
Avatar for Thesisfun
posted about 1 month ago
If they meet authorship criteria- Yes (sounds like potentially they do)
If they don't - No. (but is it worth the hassle to not include them)

Thread: Rubbish reliability results - what next?

posted
24-Aug-17, 21:46
Avatar for Thesisfun
posted about 2 months ago
Are you sure the 'problem' isn't you?

It sounds like you just want the second person to be trained until they agree with you!

Thread: Rubbish reliability results - what next?

posted
22-Aug-17, 20:41
edited about 1 second later
Avatar for Thesisfun
posted about 2 months ago
Quote From Tudor_Queen:
Hi there

Someone kindly rated 15% of my data (videos) using a global rating scale. I rated 100% of the data using the same rating scale. When I came to calculate inter-rater reliability using Cohens Kappa, it is low.

Obviously I don't want to re-rate all the videos again. Is it OK for me to retrain the second coder and get her to code her 15% again and then re-calculate reliability?

Would this be the standard procedure?


For various, Cohen's kappa may not be the best approach to use.

Have a look at Bland-Altman plots!

Thread: Systematic review help!

posted
12-Aug-17, 15:17
Avatar for Thesisfun
posted about 2 months ago

If a study reports to have, for eg, 100 ppts, 80 of which answered a particular question (agree/disagree), of which 50 selected "agree" - does that mean 50 out of 80 "agree" or 50 out of 100? I need to know this so I can further figure out the % of ppts who "Agree"


Both-
50/80 of those that answered the question selected that response
50/100 of those that took the survey selected that response

You don't know what the other 20 would have chosen (? attrition bias)- the proportion that you select was hopefully defined a priori in your protocol!

Thread: Need a virtual mentor for helping with my management dissertation

posted
23-Jul-17, 20:18
Avatar for Thesisfun
posted about 3 months ago
These are very broad questions, where the answer is 'it depends.'

You need to talk to your actual supervisor!

Thread: Do supervisors need to see poster before submitting?

posted
03-Jul-17, 11:18
Avatar for Thesisfun
posted about 3 months ago
No!!!

Best solution is to email them all with poster ASAP, highlight short deadline, and say that you plan to submit unless anyone objects.

Thread: Revise and Resubmit

posted
21-Jun-17, 15:15
edited about 17 seconds later
Avatar for Thesisfun
posted about 4 months ago
You can't just claim 'prejudice' because you don't like the result- what evidence do you have?

Thread: Systematic review Question

posted
22-Nov-16, 17:19
Avatar for Thesisfun
posted about 11 months ago
Includes all citations thrown up by search.

have a look at the PRISMA statement for full details.

Thread: Urgent advice needed for experienced PhDers/PhDs - supervision meeting

posted
20-Nov-16, 20:53
edited about 19 seconds later
Avatar for Thesisfun
posted about 11 months ago
Honest and upfront with where you are.

Provide clear time frames of what will be complete and by when.

Personally, I would use the opportunity and seek feedback on whether supervisors would suggest any tweaks to approach before final analysis.

Thread: Experiments for thesis

posted
31-Oct-16, 13:34
edited about 19 seconds later
Avatar for Thesisfun
posted about 12 months ago
I think this is an unreasonable decision- should just reject if applying such onerous conditions.

There is an ethical issue in terms of recruiting additional people, when the research question has already been answered.

If it was me, I would either:
- Retract from the journal and submit elsewhere,
- Return with a covering letter explaining the implications of additional recruitment and add this as a limitation.

Thread: Reviewing article

posted
17-Oct-16, 20:09
edited about 7 seconds later
Avatar for Thesisfun
posted about 1 year ago
Quote From butterfly20:
I've popped another PhD cherry and received my first invitation to review a journal article :) I've no idea how this happened as I didn't apply to do it or anything!

I'm just wondering does anyone have any experience of this and can offer any words of wisdom? I'm so worried I'll read the article and just have nothing to say about it!


Consider:
1) Will the paper be of interest to the reader?
2) Is it likely (after any amendment) if the paper will be publishable?

Remember:
- They cannot change the methodology- the authors can only provide clarification or acknowledge limitations.
- Your role is not to be a copywriter- if spelling and grammar need amending, make a general statement about recommending proof-reading. Don't cite every example.

Make your response structured!
page 1 of 5 recent posts

Postgraduate
Forum

Copyright ©2017
All rights reserved

Postgraduate Forum

Masters Degrees

PhD Opportunities

PostgraduateForum is a trading name of FindAUniversity Ltd
FindAUniversity Ltd, Sellers Wheel, 151 Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NU, United Kingdom. Tel +44 (0) 114 268 4940 Fax: +44 (0) 114 268 5766