Signup date: 06 Aug 2012 at 1:43pm
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Massive differences between the expectations of different fields. I'm so glad I was able to devise my own project (OK I had to fund it therefore) which fascinated me. Wrote two papers with my supervisor because I wanted to, but there was no expectation.
I think it's not awarded since there's no objective standard that the thesis could be judged against. I know that's arguable, but the fact it's based on original research means that the assessment is beyond that of a teaching exercise. I certainly think that fellow academics make an assessment of the merits of ones thesis.
I agree with Eds that a supervisor is not a teacher. Clearly requiring you to do lots of work for him is not appropriate either, although experience in helping on grant applications (if that's what you're doing) is pretty useful TBH. If the problem is not resolvable by speaking to him, then you can go to his boss eg the head of the department or dean for research. The university will not want to lose the funding you have brought.
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