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Thread: is there a need for a PhD therapist/coach?

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14-Feb-16, 11:00
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That's super interesting - what do you think accounts for those vastly different attrition rates? Also, any idea how the UK compares?

Thread: First 3 months in literature review viva?

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08-Feb-16, 20:03
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Hi - it was fine... cheers guys

Thread: First 3 months in literature review viva?

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03-Feb-16, 18:04
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Thanks both. I'll come back next week and let you know how it was!

Thread: First 3 months in literature review viva?

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02-Feb-16, 11:20
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Hi all
I'm a few months into my first year and have done my literature report (well - started it... and submitted something of it). My sups want to give me a viva style feedback session in a week. I'm not sure what kinds of questions they'll be asking, given that I haven't done any actual work yet beyond the literature review (which is a bit patchy as well given that I'm only 3 months in)? I thought the session was an opportunity for them to give me feedback on what I've written - but viva style?! Any advice/suggestions/links would be appreciated.
Cheers!

Thread: Lonely PhD

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02-Feb-16, 11:11
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Hi Patchi
Sorry to hear you're going through a hard patch. But good that you know it's a phase and it'll pass (:
How about suggesting a coffee with one of the postdocs you're friendly with? Also have you tried attending events that are specific to postgraduate students? There you can meet more like-minded people and might develop some new contacts that are also looking for a bit of social stimulation to keep them going. I sometimes just ask people I meet once or twice at postgrad seminars etc at my uni if they wanna stay in touch or do coffee sometime - and usually the response is positive!
Good luck!

Thread: Is this common practice?

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25-Jan-16, 21:22
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Hi Kat, I agree with pd1598 - try to move forward as quickly as possible rather than dwelling on it. Stuff happens - people can abuse their power when in an equal relationship (even when it is only a working relationship - never mind when personal issues get involved). Hope you can quickly move on and good luck with finding another project or submitting your proposal elsewhere.

Thread: To our knowledge?

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20-Jan-16, 21:44
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No matter how thorough you are, you can miss something... hence I feel the need for a disclaimer. But I will only use it very sparingly, and ditch the "our"! Cheers

Thread: To our knowledge?

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18-Jan-16, 19:13
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Is it OK to say "to my knowledge"/"to our knowledge" in the literature review of the PhD? I have read widely but I don't want to make the statement without that little disclaimer. But then I don't want to appear wishy washy or to lazy to have made 100% certain...
What do people think?

Thread: 1st year lit review

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19-Dec-15, 20:08
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Thanks - approaching it with that attitude sounds more manageable. I've also sent my supervisor an outline (just a list of contents/subheadings) so will get their input.

Thread: 1st year lit review

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19-Dec-15, 15:14
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I don't mean the one that is due at the end of the year - this is a sort of preliminary one I guess.

Thread: 1st year lit review

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19-Dec-15, 13:21
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My first year lit review is due at the end of Jan... I can factor in 3 solid weeks for it and I've got a guide of about 5000 words. Do people think this is do-able? I've been reading and have a general grasp of the area and what is out there. I usually read and write slowly and labourously (?) over weeks and weeks and weeks. So I just feel a bit like oops, is this gonna work. Any thoughts/advice appreciated!

Thread: In house guidelines for journal article submission

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18-Dec-15, 14:56
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Good advice - thank you.

Thread: In house guidelines for journal article submission

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18-Dec-15, 14:40
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Hello
I wasn't really sure which category I should post this under...
I'm submitting a journal for publication and my target journal guidelines state: "authors should note that the journal uses a zero before a decimal number less than one." I had learnt the rule that when a value could not exceed one (e.g., a p value or correlation coefficient), the leading zero should always be omitted (e.g., .05). Do you think that this stipulation in their guidance should over-rule that rule, i.e., that I should include the leading zero regardless?
Thank you :-)

Thread: PhD proposal advice

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09-Dec-15, 13:39
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Hello

My advice would be to definitely apply for both (as funding is so competitive so best to put your eggs in more than one basket). If you have people in mind who could potentially supervise your project, I would talk to them about it and see if they are on board (by the sounds of it they would be!) and will support you in putting an application in. Be open at the outset that you are thinking of applying at two institutions to increase your chances of getting funding. Once you have their support you can draft the proposal (or two slightly different version of the proposal based on the different funding you are applying for and the different input/guidance that your supervisor may give). The beauty of getting them on board is that can give specific feedback on your proposal before submitting it.

My advice is based on my application for funding a year or so ago. Others may disagree but it worked for me. I would just emphasize the being open about applying at two universities part - especially as you will potentially be relying on each of them to provide you with references.

Good luck!

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).
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