Signup date: 24 Aug 2006 at 9:44am
Last login: 14 Feb 2011 at 9:58am
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yep, very familiar, unfortunately.I am currently the only first-year student in my department (my department is part of a bigger school,there's more people in other areas,but they're in languages and I'm in social sciences).There's one guy who's writing up and I never see him, so it basically feels like I am the only one.Still figuring out how to deal with this,trying to go to meetings,conferences,workshops etc as much a spossible to meet other people and network.
chech out these links, too - the topic does recur on the forum:
I'm six months into mine - and enjoy it tremendously. I love the fact that I have a job (I do treat my Ph.D. as a job) that is interesting, stimulating and satisfying. Love the fact that I can finally devote my time to doing research and reading; plus have a very OK supervisor. So there must be one or two people out there who are happy with their Ph.Ds. On the other hand, I can see how this forum can serve as a place to vent all possible frustrations, maybe this is why there's less positive stuff.
as for using Internet at home- as long as you have the Internet, you can use the web-based version, Endnote Web http://www.endnoteweb.com/
I am slowly getting ready to work on the methodology part of my literature review and I was wondering if anybody knows of deced methodology courses/centres they could recommend.I looked up the courses at the National Centre of Research Methods,also University of Surrey (not so far away from where I live) seems to have quite a few good ones, but as I am shopping around, I was wondering if a/people could recommend something else,b/do you use them,or just stick to the research training seminars provided by your unis?
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