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Thread: Contingency plans - research

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27-May-16, 22:55
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As I was reading that, a lightbulb appeared above my head and I thought: case study! If my group comparisons aren't telling me what I thought they would, I could look more in depth at some of the video data I have collected. Thank you for sharing!

I'm sort of brainstorming now, so if anyone else has an experience to share, please do!

Thread: Contingency plans - research

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27-May-16, 19:18
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Hi all

I wondered if you could offer an example of where you got results you weren't expecting and so changed your research plans, or where you anticipated some unexpected (!) results and had a nice plan in place about what to do next. Sorry for the vagueness of this question. I am writing my first year continuation report, and it has a section for contingency plans. I am struggling to think outside the box, so any advice appreciated (will speak to sups later too).

Thanks!

Thread: Masters Dissertation in 3 months?

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27-May-16, 11:18
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Your theory is probably right!!!!!!!!

Thread: Masters Dissertation in 3 months?

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27-May-16, 08:18
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In my Masters most people began their proposal and conducting research earlier on in the year. Then the last 3 months were spent frantically still collecting data, analysing, and writing up.

I just wonder why your supervisor is even suggesting that option. Do you have a particularly ambitious protocol? Or have you struggled in the past? It does seem quite normal to be doing your dissertation in that time. I think it meant to be rushed/stressed/full of coffee by nature! Most important question - can you see yourself doing it in that time?

Thread: Masters Dissertation in 3 months?

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26-May-16, 17:28
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Do you just mean the writing up part? If so, yes, absolutely do-able. If you mean collecting data and analysing also, big squeeze I'd say.

Thread: PhD Help

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25-May-16, 15:41
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done :)

Thread: I need some support

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22-May-16, 14:56
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haha!!! It woke me up!

Thread: I need some support

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21-May-16, 21:18
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Hello Naimat,

Welcome to the forum! I hope you find the support you need : )

Tudor

Thread: Survey for my master degree

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20-May-16, 12:56
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Ta! Will do it later : )

Thread: Survey for my master degree

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20-May-16, 09:56
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Hi JeraJen
How long will the survey take to complete?

Thread: What can I expect?

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19-May-16, 16:18
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Also, since you've asked what to expect... for me the first few months were extremely challenging in terms of it just being so different to what I'd been used to (MRes psychology) and what I'd expected. I had expected to get into things quickly and soon be working at a really fast pace, multitasking etc, doing my research, writing, everything (the MRes was pretty full on). By contrast, the first year can be a bit of a lull (it has been for me so far). I've had to mentally adapt to the slower pace and the idea of not DOING anything that felt substantial. So watch out for that - it can be a bit demotivating but doesn't last too long!

Thread: What can I expect?

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18-May-16, 10:43
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I heard the write from the start advice too. And so I tried to write a bit each day about what I'd read and my thoughts about where the project could go. I didn't use much of those early writings but it did help A LOT as I felt like I was doing something - whereas simply reading can feel a bit less tangible. Also, I think that what I was reading stuck a bit more, and so I probably did use the things I wrote, I just didn't directly copy and paste them into the literature review.

Thread: Mres and PhD

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17-May-16, 09:59
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I agree with TreeofLife. Good luck!!!

Thread: problem with one of the lecturers in the department

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17-May-16, 08:55
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I really hope things get better for you soon. I have to say that since reading your response I have changed my mind about my initial advice. If you say that your supervisor will protect you, so as to speak, then what are you actually worried about? Your work will show how good you are, not her comments.

If people already recognize that she is a bit unstable and untrustworthy, I do not think you need to worry about her comments having any impact.

On the other hand, if you raise it as an issue, I think you might end up regretting it - as nothing may actually come of it. Then it would make you feel more upset/frustrated. I think if I were in your shoes I would focus all my energy on ignoring her and what she has said, and getting productive again with my work. If what she says consumes you, then she has actually won!

Thread: Mres and PhD

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17-May-16, 08:46
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Hi SocialJen, absolutely - the PhD can simply continue on from the MRes project. For some people it is like having an extra year to do the PhD (although the same work cannot actually be submitted for two separate degrees).

Quote From Chemikalie89:
I applied for about 10 funded positions.0 interview, only encouraging messages and positive feedbacks.

I don't know what's wrong: my applications is good, my CV is good (I will graduate with 104/110, which is an upper second class), worked on my thesis for a year (doing research ALMOST by myself), good reference letters. But I'm not enough.

I have applied eveywhere: leeds, manchester, southampton, east anglia and Nottingham. Same results: unsuccessful.

Is it because I'm am a part-time student? because I haven't finished my exams yet (2 to go)? Cause I'm italian (don't think so, italians PhD students are appreciated abroad).

The only reason is cause I have only a BSc - which indeed is not english - and they may believe it's not enough.


It is so competitive. It is not that you are not good enough, but consider that you are up against other candidates who have a first class degree or a Masters, or who studied in the UK at a university the admissions team are already familiar with. Don't give up! I definitely think doing an MRes in the UK would be the best thing.
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