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Thread: Postdoc applications

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25-May-20, 19:27
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posted about 1 week ago
Thanks for sharing. Hope you hear soon.

Thread: Going forward???

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09-Mar-17, 14:25
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posted about 3 years ago
I say go with your instincts. Somehow even when it was a risk and it turned out to be not exactly a panacea, I've never regretted the risks I've taken in my life. Whereas I do tend to regret it when I held back from doing something for fear of x, y, or z. If pursuing the Masters is an option for you, and the other option is so uninspiring, take the road lesser travelled!

Perhaps do a blue skies thinking kind of activity. Are those the only two options? Maybe there is a third option: eg another way to break into something more interesting.

Thread: Need help on literature review

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16-Feb-16, 17:44
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posted about 4 years ago
You need to do some reading to find out what the key themes in your topic are. I doubt anyone on here could offer such specific advice. The literature holds the answers!

Thread: How to deal with recent review on your topic (in literature report)

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25-Jan-16, 21:17
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posted about 4 years ago
That's an idea - discussing them in their own section. Thank you.

Thread: urgent paper request!

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25-Jan-16, 17:23
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posted about 4 years ago
I have access. PM me your email address if you still need it.

Thread: How to deal with recent review on your topic (in literature report)

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25-Jan-16, 17:20
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Hello... First year literature review... there are 2 similar metaanalyses on my topic (approached from slightly different angles). I need to review the literature also for my first year literature report. Any suggestions about how I should treat those reviews?
Obviously, I will mention them and their results - but what about MY review of relevant studies - it is normal to re do the work of others (i.e., the relevant studies have mostly already been reviewed in those two metaanalyses).
Advice appreciated!

Thread: Proposal Originality Question

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12-Nov-15, 20:43
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My proposal stated I'd be using the same old methodologies as have been frequently used in my field. As time goes on I hope to come up with some adaptations / new ideas of how I will do something. But this defo wasn't outlined in my proposal. Hope that helps.

Thread: Phd interview presenation

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11-Nov-15, 15:19
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posted about 5 years ago
In addition to showing that you are grateful to those who helped, an acknowledgement slide can be a nice natural way to finish a presentation. Good luck!

Thread: Anyone else feel too stupid to be doing a PhD?

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09-Nov-15, 17:15
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Is it that you honestly don't know the answer, or is it that you think they are asking you something different, or do you know the answer once they've said it but just weren't able to articulate it / think on the spot?

Thread: Advice on first year literature report

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07-Nov-15, 11:00
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posted about 5 years ago
No, I'm not in molecular physics. But just to clarify (maybe the thread title is a bit misleading), I'm not asking for advice on what to include in my literature review. I think it is a more a motivational / self-doubt issue... Did anyone have something similar right at the start of their PhD and overcame it or it just disappeared later??

Thread: Need your help !

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06-Nov-15, 20:29
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posted about 5 years ago
I am sure others will give more informative support / advice. But my advice is that you try to rest / sleep. No point in trying to make decisions when you are too tired to think straight.

Thread: Advice on first year literature report

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06-Nov-15, 20:26
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posted about 5 years ago
Hello all

Having progressed onto a PhD from a Masters I feel like I am struggling somewhat to "get into it". The topic of my Masters was related to the PhD topic (only the PhD is broader - the Masters study was a pilot for one of the PhD studies). Specifically, I wanted to ask for some advice on writing the literature report. I have never faced writing such a broad literature review (or at least it feels very broad). The literature review for the Masters was for quite a small area/ well refined - because it was the introduction/justification for one specific study. Whereas for the PhD it should serve to introduce and review the literature for a number of studies that I will do. I am not sure if this makes sense (now that I have written it), but any advice would be appreciated. I feel scared of failing the literature report (required in 2.5 months) before I have even started it!

Also, unrelated to the literature report - I feel worried about not being able to "get into" the PhD. So far I don't feel like I have any kind of grapple on it (3 weeks in) - even though it is a familiar enough area (I am not from another field). Grateful for any advice/sharing of experiences.

Thanks

Thread: Failed 1st year viva...I seriously need some advice

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05-Nov-15, 19:29
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posted about 5 years ago
Quote From AOE26:
If a PhD is what YOU want... then go for it. It sounds as tho a MPhil does not fulfil your requirements - so why even bother doing it?!?!

I see a lot of people beating themselves up on this forum - which I find unsettling, but not wanting to sound overly dramatic or zen 'like' I will quote Mr W Chruchill 'Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.'


Very encouraging quote.

Whatever you decide to do - you are definitely not stupid, and this event in no way defines your worth. One thing that I find helps me cope in difficult situations is to always have a Plan B in mind.
I understand how you feel about the supervisor not seeming to believe in your ability anymore. It sounds like you can change her mind - given that you feel you have a better understanding of the project now. Have you explained this to her? Good luck.

Thread: How glad are you that the PhD thesis is not graded?

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05-Nov-15, 19:21
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In a recent talk at my university, the trainer who specialises in training courses for PhD students and their supervisors, says that once you have passed that is that - no one ever asks or cares about whether it needed minor / major corrections.

Thread: Dissemination of findings to participants after study

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16-Oct-15, 22:15
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posted about 5 years ago
I stated on my ethics form and participant info sheets that I would send out a report of the findings. Mailchimp? I'll look into it. Cheers.
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