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Thread: Top tips for finishing thesis (while working full time)

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09-Dec-18, 08:32
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I was worki ft during my phd. Added to this, my work was in a completely different field, in anothe language and in another country!
What really helped was programm. I had everything programmed for every day. Of course, I had almost no social life during the week but I had my weekendd free. I was coming home from work at 2 p.m., had lunch and rest till 2:45 and then worked on my thesis till around 9 p.m. Sometimes, when I needed a break I was going to the gym.

If I could do it, then you can!!!!!

Thread: Qualitative Research Methods Chapter

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17-Oct-18, 08:30
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posted about 2 months ago
What I did was read other theses. It helped me a lot with the structure of the whole thing

Thread: holidays and immigration

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07-Oct-18, 16:14
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I do not want to sound like the bad guy here, but from what you ate saying I do not think that you understand what o hd is and what it needs.
Comparing it with a masters is probably the biggest mistake! And I am writing this from my experience having done two masters (with distinction) and then embarking on a phd and expecting it ti be a “larger” madter!
Moreover, leaving your uni for long periods of time apart from the benefit of better and cheaper food, may keep you away from everything that is going on there (networks, seminars etc).
Finally, I do not know your area of study but being away won’t keep you away from resources, like books? And I am saying this again from personal experience, as I was leaving and working at another country while doing my phd in the uk. Lack of networking, lack of people who were going through the same and lack of resources were some of my main issues.

Thread: Feeling incompetent to analyze qualitative data

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18-Sep-18, 10:56
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Maybe I am completely wrong, but this is what I did with my data and it worked!

I knew the data inside out. I think it is very important to familiarise yourself with your data. Then I kept looking at the interviews (yes, just looking at them) until the themes kind of popped out!
I used a coding programme, but mainly I did the work by hand. It was easier for me! So, I had the floor in my house full of papers and I was walking around with a bunch of markers in my hand!

Silly? Stupid? Maybe! But it worked!

Thread: Applying to Phd - unrelated BA and MA

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05-Sep-18, 10:50
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My BA is in early childhood education. My first MA is in Special Needs, I have an MBA in educational management and my PhD is in Sociology!

If I did it, then you can, too!
It is not going to be easy though

Thread: Funding allocation decision (data analysis)

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05-Jun-18, 10:56
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posted about 6 months ago
I had to do the transcriptiuons myself and then translate the whole interviews to English! So, it was double work...
It did take a lot of time (40 60-minute interviews), but, to tell you the truth, it reallyhelped with my analysis. I got to know the dataset so well, that analysis was easier and quicker

Thread: Help with qualitative data analysis

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19-Feb-18, 09:05
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posted about 10 months ago
I am one of those people who hated NVivo!
I tried it at first but found it so time consuming.
So, I went old school. Paper and colour pens, along with scisors and glue!
I had a floor full of interviews pint outs (not so environment friendly, I know) and kept underlying and cutting and gluing (is this a word???).
Needs to be very patients and quite thorough. Do not rush! It's not a speedy process. You have to return to yoyr data over and over again.
Good luck!

Thread: Article request

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17-Jan-18, 14:07
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posted about 11 months ago
Check your PMs

Thread: How were your viva examiners selected?

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11-Dec-17, 11:34
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posted about 12 months ago
I chose mine with my supervisors. I had one internal and one external examiner. Chosing the internal was the easy part, as there was only one emeritus professor who had similar reserach interests and theoretical background to me. The external examiner was the most difficult part. I really liked a professor that I had met at a conference, but my supervisors were against that choice, because she was not (as the implied) a very good person. So, we discussed my second choice, an cademic with very similar research interests to mine. My supervisor asked her and she accepted, but a few weeks before my final submission (at my uni the examiners are selected bout 4 months before submission) she declined due to heavy work load. But she proposed a couple of other academics. I knew one of them from a conference (great for networking!!!) and I had cited her work in my thesis, so my supervisor contacted her and she accepted.They proved out to be great examiners and they managed to make the stressful examination process an (almost) enjoying one!

Thread: paper request

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06-Nov-17, 17:12
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posted about 1 year ago
Did you manage to download it? Because I tried and sci hub did not find it!

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Thread: Article request

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30-Jun-17, 10:35
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posted about 1 year ago
Sorry, I didn't notice it was something else you wanted.

Here is the review

http://sci-hub.cc/http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/15718166-12340008

Thread: Article request

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30-Jun-17, 07:10
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posted about 1 year ago
Here you are.
If you cannot open it pm me your email and I'll send it

Thread: Looking for a paper

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14-Jun-17, 06:46
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Thread: Can anyone access this article for me please?

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09-Jun-17, 11:43
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