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Thread: I need some advice, I don’t have a good relationship with my supervisor

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19-Nov-18, 19:27
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posted about 4 months ago
Hey, sorry to hear about these bad experiences. Try to switch asap to one who has a good reputation or you already have had positive dealings with. As for abstracts... really the best way to learn is to look at ones that have been accepted and, in a way, imitate them. Also, do you have some sense of what might be going wrong with your abstracts, or do you feel happy about them? What I mean is - is there a problem potentially with the idea itself or do you have some writing issues? Getting a few second opinions could be helpful. Don't be shy to show your work to others. You may get someone who is willing to give you some actual constructive feedback to help you. All the best, Tudor.

Thread: Judging whether to working under a Potential Junior Supervisor at a Prestigious Institute

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19-Nov-18, 19:23
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posted about 4 months ago
You're not old. Congrats on making a good decision. All the best in looking for a new and better opportunity. :-)

Thread: Judging whether to working under a Potential Junior Supervisor at a Prestigious Institute

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13-Nov-18, 08:20
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posted about 4 months ago
I think we can be inclined to "give the benefit of the doubt" a bit more in academia (as students/junior level people) than we would in other contexts. Why? The hierarchy/power thing I suppose. But warning signs are warning signs, whatever the context. And just because lots of other supervisors may behave the same way doesn't mean we should accept it. In reality, supervisors need decent students as much as students need decent supervisors. So, find someone better - you're worth it - someone who can at least spell your name right after multiple interactions.

Thread: Judging whether to working under a Potential Junior Supervisor at a Prestigious Institute

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12-Nov-18, 19:43
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I totally agree with tru. TRUST your gut feeling. 99.9% chance otherwise you will regret it. That's what we have such feelings for.

Do you know what - you could have a similar scenario - similar objective facts (e.g., late replies, a bit scatty, whatever) but your gut feeling is good, i.e., you aren't worried, you get the sense it is going to work. In that case, I'd say go with it. But when you feel uneasy / uncertain plus all the above... please listen to your instinct. It'll only get worse once you're actually his student and you can't quit easily (without fear of losing your funding etc).

I am a bit confused about the technical points of your post. Why do you need a generic letter of recommendation? Won't the professor support your application elsewhere?

Thread: Entirely lost motivation and interest in PhD (after 1+ year)

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12-Nov-18, 19:38
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posted about 4 months ago
Fixed-term RA posts might be ideal - interesting projects, short term then you move on. I find this rewarding and varied. Disadvantage of course is the lack of security.

Thread: Help locating thread from a while ago... the person who failed their viva, had a battle, and won

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08-Nov-18, 13:34
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posted about 4 months ago
This is it! Thanks so much tru! : ) I don't know how you pulled that one off so quickly! I'll forward it to my friend. And thanks again, Faded, for sharing your experience with others.

Tudor

Thread: Postdoc application misery...

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07-Nov-18, 16:07
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Oh yes, I know how that can feel. A friend of mine walked in to one too, even before finishing her PhD. It's different for everyone. Hope it works out for you soon!

Thread: Postdoc application misery...

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07-Nov-18, 12:07
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Hi Nesrine,

Have you broadened your net to include research assistant jobs? This is what some of my friends (and I - although I haven't yet had my viva) have done... that way you a) stop feeling rejected, b) get a foot in the door - can take on postdoc responsibilities and may get extended as a postdoc... Just a suggestion - might not even be relevant in your field.

Other than that, chin up - you'll get one in the end.

Tudor

Thread: Help locating thread from a while ago... the person who failed their viva, had a battle, and won

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07-Nov-18, 09:49
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So far I've been searching failed viva, ordeal, nightmare, journey... but no joy.

(Incidentally this came up, which I found quite amusing: https://www.postgraduateforum.com/thread-6173/)

Whoever it was had posted extensively about their experience...

Any bells ringing?

Thread: Help locating thread from a while ago... the person who failed their viva, had a battle, and won

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07-Nov-18, 09:45
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Hi frequent people on this forum,

A friend of mine has just failed her PhD in law, having had no pre-warning that this might happen and being given no option of corrections or appealing. I seem to recall someone quite recently (maybe about 3-6 months ago!) posting on here about the ordeal they had been through after failing their PhD in quite shocking circumstances (expecting that they would pass) and appealing (although I'm not sure on what grounds) and eventually being awarded the PhD (finally success at the end - we all posted our congratulations - it was a mega long journey for the person though - a serious ordeal). Basically, I am now trying to find this thread so that I can forward the link to my friend to see if she can find it useful at all.

If anyone remembers the thread (or maybe the person who wrote it will read this!) or any key words from it then please let me know. I will continue trawling through...

Cheers,
Tudor

Thread: To cite or not to cite (conference paper)

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06-Nov-18, 17:22
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posted about 4 months ago
I think I'll omit it from the lit review of the paper I'm writing but just let my mentor know about it when I send her the draft. That way, if she thinks it should be included, I can edit it in. Thanks for your help folks : )

Thread: To cite or not to cite (conference paper)

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06-Nov-18, 17:21
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Thanks Nad75. Yeh I was confused - it looked like a conf paper cos it was so short!

Thread: To cite or not to cite (conference paper)

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06-Nov-18, 14:24
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Hi, it is very relevant but it is only 1 page long. It is a 1 page special short issue from a reputable journal so presumably had a peer review. But I can't see what measures they used etc in any detail so I can't access its quality and so feel reluctant about citing it (by citing I mean saying "Blake et al (1995) examine the rate of..." ). But then again, since they say they looked at what I am looking at, it is highly relevant. Hmm... predicament!

Thread: To cite or not to cite (conference paper)

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05-Nov-18, 12:32
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Hi folks,

Do you normally cite conference papers or short reports that have limited information when writing an academic paper? I kind of want to talk about this one study but it seems sort of pointless or at best limited when it is a one page report and so I can't see anything about how methodologically sound the study was (reliability ratings etc). It didn't find a bunch of stuff that we would expect to find (and what it did find is contradictory to what I found - so you can see why I would want to talk about it if it were a full paper with enough detail to appraise...) Any advice would be appreciated!

Tudor

Thread: What is indirect vs direct observation?

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04-Nov-18, 19:50
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Oh here we go...
"The most common method of indirect observation involves interviewing
adults who know the target children well enough to provide meaningful information."

Whereas I suppose direct is observing a video or the actual child.

Thought I'd just follow up with the answer in since I'd asked the question!

Cheers
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