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Thread: How much support can I expect (1st year publication)

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08-Dec-15, 12:04
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OK, I am getting support then if that is what is the norm. I just thought there might be more at the beginning in terms of the actual conceptualization of the studies. To help bring it up to that higher level (I can see that it could be better but I think I lack the experience to get it there - so that kind of support in the form of advice is what I mean).

Thread: How much support can I expect (1st year publication)

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08-Dec-15, 10:14
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I guess it depends on the field and phd. Mine is psychology and I'm taking the alternative thesis route, so my thesis should consist of a set of papers. We are expected to have submitted for the first publication in the first year. Any advice on my actual question? :)

Thread: How much support can I expect (1st year publication)

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08-Dec-15, 09:12
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I'm in my first year of the phd. I've planned some studies and will be collecting data for it, and I already have in mind the kind of journals that it could be published in. Their quality is average - to - low average. I want to do better than that but I don't feel I have the skill yet to accomplish it alone, given that I am a new phd student. But I feel 100% that I could accomplish it with some support. Is it normal in the 1st year that I should expect my supervisor to support me to do better than I could do alone / without support? I mean in terms of planning studies that could be submitted to high quality journals........

Thread: Need advice for my dissertation

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07-Dec-15, 21:04
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Hello, I'm not in your field, but for my undergraduate dissertation I had to draw on literature from several related fields to make a case for my study. It was coherent in the end. If you could never do research because an area is underresearch then no research would ever have been done! You could always ask your sup for advice on the reading/areas to draw on in writing your introduction.
Hope this helps.

Thread: Letter of Recommendations

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07-Dec-15, 21:01
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No, I don't think so. They know it is from him since he has emailed it. As far as I recall neither of my references were signed. I don't think it will do any harm as long as it was not a specific requirement. If you feel really bad then just contact the admin team and check. And if they say a signature is needed, go back to your referee and request one.
Good luck.

Thread: Am getting very very frustrated with my supervisor

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07-Dec-15, 17:43
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Good point - and the reviewers comments will be helpful at any rate

Thread: Am getting very very frustrated with my supervisor

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06-Dec-15, 15:39
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Do you have an advisor? (at my institute we have both supervisors and an advisor)

Thread: Can i use students in my pilot test?

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06-Dec-15, 15:36
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If it is psychology then yes (as long as they meet the criteria)! Easier to recruit students than "normal" people. You should maybe ask your supervisor.


I'm in Psychology and my feeling is that way too many people use the 'recruiting students is easier' approach and end up with results that can't be generalised. Recruitment's undoubtedly one of the major headaches of doing research, but I do think it is worth putting a lot of thought into the demographics you need to really answer the research questions.


Yes, but as the question was can she/he recruit students (from a pragmatic point of view for his pilot) I think the answer would be yes in normal circumstances - at least in psychology and if appropriate for the research question. You see it done in top quality journals. Generalisability is an issue though, I agree.

Thread: Can i use students in my pilot test?

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05-Dec-15, 23:54
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If it is psychology then yes (as long as they meet the criteria)! Easier to recruit students than "normal" people. You should maybe ask your supervisor.

Thread: Supervisor and project ideas - what kinds of discussion do people have?

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05-Dec-15, 23:52
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It is going better now. My supervisor isn't the most approachable person - that was the problem. Talking with academics had never been a problem, until I encountered my sup (and decided to do my PHD under their supervision, lol!) But it is fine now. I just ignore the vibes and get on with it. Preparing more so I felt more confident helped. Thanks for the advice. :-) :-)

Thread: Difference between a Choose-Your-Own-Topic PhD and a pre-set, pre-funded PhD?

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05-Dec-15, 16:01
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Just to add to others... My PhD was pre-planned and we've just changed it. It was also connected to a larger project (whole set of related projects). As long as the titles stays the same it should be OK, or so I've heard.

Thread: Am getting very very frustrated with my supervisor

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05-Dec-15, 15:59
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Some ideas...
Can you present her with concrete problems you are having and ask for concrete support (you identify what support)? Or concrete reasons as to why it is "impossible" and what you suggest instead (a mid tier journal). I suggest that you pretend to have respect/confidence in her... otherwise she may sense it and be even more unhelpful...

Thread: PhD or Job

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23-Nov-15, 14:05
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You say the job "feels right". And good prospects not as likely/easily attainable if you take the PhD route. It sounds like both your logic and instinct are saying take the job. In my humble opinion, only if you absolutely beyond anything want to do the PhD should you do it.

Thread: Supervisor and project ideas - what kinds of discussion do people have?

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23-Nov-15, 10:26
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Thanks. I am gonna try this! Will let you know how it goes!

Thread: Supervisor and project ideas - what kinds of discussion do people have?

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19-Nov-15, 23:36
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Another question... I'm a new PhD student. Unfortunately, I don't seem to have a great communication going with my supervisor. Is it normal not to be talking about your research ideas, what you've read etc, with the supervisor? It doesn't seem so to me... seems a wasted opportunity. My supervisor doesn't seem to invite it. It is a bit like sitting with a brick wall or very unapproachable person! Maybe I am just not being forthcoming enough. What are other people's experiences?
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