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###### phd lengths?
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I'm about to submit in janurary and was wondering (in social science) what are the average phd lengths (in words)?

I'm curious as i've seen all sorts of sizes but there is no minimum in my uni, only a 90,000 word maximum........

###### pre- submission .....
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hi, im submitting in december and out of my 2 supervisors, my 1st supports me and my second supports me but mostly because my first says so...

what i'd like to know, before submitting and going to the viva, should i work on making it clear to them (and anyone else?) that they have agreed my work is good etc. in order to avoid "surprises"?

is there any other diplomacy i should follow to be sure everything will go smoothly?

###### Aiming to finish off by 31st December! Is there anyone else?
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same here! submission by end of 2011 and viva hopefully by march max......:)

###### SPSS significance levels help !
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thanks, multicollinearity is ok,

i have 50 variables, 103 firms, but I dont run all of them at the same time......

usually i run 1 on 1 or 3 on 1 maximum...

is it just too small a sample?

###### SPSS significance levels help !
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im using SPSS to run regression analysis for my Phd, but I keep getting low values and no significance (ie. > 1)..

My dataset is 103, does anyone know what I can do to get better significance levels ?:-(

###### SPSS
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my sample is 103 (out of 700) is that not large enough? must be !

###### SPSS
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I'm calculating both a logistic regression and a linear regression, depending on the dependent variable.....

almost all intervals contain 1 if i'm not wrong, is that possible? surely not all relationship must be rejected..!

###### SPSS
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thanks!

well, a simple question, i'm confused regarding confidence intervals...i'm running a logistic regression but I'm not sure what is the significance of the interval to my coefficient, what if the interval contains 1 in it?

###### SPSS
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hi guys,
im currently analyzing my data using SPSS and generally regression,

has anyone done this,? I could use some tips...

thanks!

###### Pst-doc?
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Hi all,

im planning to submit in december and of course then im looking at 3-6 months until the viva and corrections are over...

Ive been advise by people in various departments to apply for a short post-doc project in the meantime.......how can i do this? I notice most of them are *connected* through their supervisors? does anyone apply randomly?

My supervisor is retired and i doubt he has many projects planned......how would I go on about this?

thanks!

###### Survey incentive scheme
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hi, has anyone undertaken a postal survey and looked into increasing response rates via incentives?

I am sending envelopes but responses are slow....I'm considering a reward through a draw system, but would a prize reduce the image of the questionnaire? might it look silly?

any ideas?

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Hi!

I've got a quiery in my head ans was wondering if anyone here could help...

As I study international business/management, and am about to finish, the question of looking for jobs arises...

my question is, those is the field, can you name as many work options you can imagine for a phd in in international business?

What would you do with it? where would you use it? (civil sector, private, etc.), how would you use it?

It's a general question but i'd appreciate input to see what people think...

###### very short proposal limit...
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thanks! well i've been given a 3 side guideline so I just wrote 3 sides.....of course there is no space for a reference list but I still added references in the text. is that wrong?
i think it adds some validity......especially as 3 sides is not long but still not 200 words.....

###### very short proposal limit...
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thanks! well i've been given a 3 side guideline so I just wrote 3 sides.....of course there is no space for a reference list but I still added references in the text. is that wrong?
i think it adds some validity......especially as 3 sides is not long but still not 200 words.....

###### very short proposal limit...
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I agree but this is not an aide, it is a proposal to be sent in order to be accepted to the conference . they will read it alone, it is not my presentation.

They suggest no spacing, 12 font, and 3 sides (not pages, sides)....including all tables and i assume no space for reference lists?....