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To give you some very general advice, always use original sources where possible. Where you haven't been able to locate the original source (or when it's not really necessary as it's not a key reference for your project), make sure you make the reader know that you are referencing a secondary source. e.g. if you read in a review (written by Smith et al, 2007) that Jones et al, 2005 report blah, then you would cite it as
blah (Jones et al, 2005 cited by Smith et al, 2007)
As for what you need to reference...well, if in doubt, reference. If it's a very clear and obvious statement known to all likely to be reading your work, then you don't need to reference.
TBH, you'd be better off discussing this with your supervisor. That's what they are there for i.e. to guide you in your research, especially in the early stages so don't feel awkward about asking for help or clarification. They will be in the best position to give you advice that is specific to your discipline and your project.
Work out what you would choose if offered the studentship in addition to the promotion - it sounds like you'd still go for the studentship? I don't think there is any harm in sending a polite e-mail to the prospective supervisor saying something along the lines of 'hope the application was received safely...wondering when you might hear about short listing...looking forward to attending for interview...blah blah'. Meanwhile, would it cause huge problems if you accepted the promotion and later turned it down?
Lecturer posts are hard to come by and not especially well paid. You're looking at around £28K for (non-London) new lecturer post. You'll need good publications and grants (with you as principal investigator) and teaching in higher ed qualifications will help too.
No, some of us supervisors are still looking for quality students, fear not! (our project's not mol bio though, sorry). A week isn't long so don't worry. No harm in sending an e-mail saying that you hope application was received and looking forward to hearing from them.
Always worth sending it in anyway, or at least contacting the Uni/supervisor to ask if they will accept a late application. If they have received a low number of applications, they are very likely to agree to see yours (I am in this situation currently, as a supervisor rather than an applicant!) Good luck.
Just a quick caveat - make sure your data fulfill the requirements for a parametric test such as an ANOVA, non-parametric tests (e.g. Kruskal Wallis) may be more appropriate.
Your best bet is to consult a statistician - you should be able to do this within your Uni, most Maths/Stats faculties offer stats clinics where research staff and postgrad students can bring along their data for professional guidance on analysis. Good luck
Most large research groups have 'journal club' meetings - it not something 'nerdy' that only a few of the socially inept do! It's a good way of a group keeping up-to-date with progress in the field and helps with group dynamics as it's social event (all be it, work related) where the profs, post-docs and students all get together.
I'm sorry but I feel that I have to point out that your statement:
"I do ask that if you agree to take part in the test you do it seriously and UNTIL THE END."
completely contradicts your own consent form which says:
"I understand that participation is entirely voluntary and that I have the RIGHT TO WITHDRAW FROM THE PROJECT AT ANY TIME"
NB My capitals (for emphasis) in both cases.
I believe you are right - at least, I was told the same thing by 2 of my female friends with PhDs: one married just before graduating and hence got her certificate (and thesis) in her married name. The other married years after graduating and is known as Dr Maiden Name for work (as apparently couldn't be Dr Married Name) and Mrs Married Name for personal stuff. However, I have never seen anything official about this issue.
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