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Thread: Very depressed over typos in Phd thesis...

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03-Nov-16, 11:49
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posted about 3 years ago
If typos are the only problem in your thesis then you are golden. Seriously, take a list into the viva with you, correct them before getting it bound. Done. They won't care as long as it doesn't affect the results you give.

Thread: RR corrections list

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02-Nov-16, 10:33
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posted about 3 years ago
It might sound hollow right now, but break it down chapter by chapter and section by section and just do everything that's asked and at the end of that you'll have your phd. Get it done, and move on. Good luck.

Thread: Advisor Stepped Down: Don't Really Know Why

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02-Nov-16, 09:53
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posted about 3 years ago
Regardless of why he stepped down, if you have results and can write a thesis, what's preventing you from submitting? Surely you still have supervisors who can advise you with what you have left?

Thread: Industry Job help/general entry-level job help etc

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27-Oct-16, 10:34
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posted about 3 years ago
But a phd, if funded, will offer you more training, the chance to publish, improve your employability and keep the bills paid for a few years. PhDs are hard, but they can be very rewarding. It's worth considering.

Thread: Any social scientists out there who use R?

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21-Oct-16, 16:08
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posted about 3 years ago
If you know one software then learning another isn't always a benefit although R is free and has a good community for help out there. But to answer I use R for everything to keep the format of data the same.

Thread: 6 months behind on everything!!

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21-Oct-16, 13:54
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posted about 3 years ago
Fully funded phd post that started 6 months ago, but full time staff (and paid I assume) for those 6 months. That is a problem if you were receiving 2 forms of pay. Did they not just postpone your start date?

Thread: Any advice for a new start PhD?

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20-Oct-16, 14:50
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If after only a few weeks the stress is having this bad an effect I'd suggest the phd is not for you. This time should be your most enthusiastic about your research and plans. Seek advice and help.

Thread: Issues with my referral

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20-Oct-16, 10:10
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posted about 3 years ago
And just to add, if you do the corrections they ask for, you won't fail or be downgraded - I've never heard of that ever happening. So you shouldn't have any problem passing if you make the changes they want.

Thread: Issues with my referral

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20-Oct-16, 10:08
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posted about 3 years ago
The best advice I can give you is to do the corrections exactly as they've been outline for you, resubmit and then move on with your career and life. University politics are hard to win, and decisions are hard to overturn.

Thread: Working time and location

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10-Oct-16, 13:53
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posted about 3 years ago
Part of it is to prevent funded students then seeking full time employment. As long as you remain on campus and readily available (email) for last minute meetings your supervisor should be able to work with you on this.

Thread: Advice on choosing between PhD and Job after Masters

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28-Sep-16, 11:09
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Why not apply for jobs and PhDs at the same time? I doesn't sound like you have either set up yet so keep your options open. PhDs don't make it easier to get jobs but you can always do one later if you take a job.

Thread: Am I being bullied or am I just gutless?

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26-Sep-16, 16:00
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posted about 3 years ago
There's really little excuse for not knowing safety first when working in a lab. That aside I'd say keep your head down and get your work done as quickly as possible without giving him any reason to target you further.

Thread: viva preparation

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16-Sep-16, 09:30
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posted about 3 years ago
Not sure I can help, we don't give presentations just sit there and go where the examiners want to go, answer their questions and defend our methods. What country are you in?

Thread: Research question

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15-Sep-16, 13:54
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Give an overview of the area of study, where you see a gap in the literature (research questions) how you'll address those with your project and what this will mean for the field - better analysis/quicker results etc

Thread: Viva coming up soon, Thesis has too many typos! What happens to failed PhDer's?

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14-Sep-16, 11:51
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posted about 3 years ago
Every thesis has mistakes, the examiners aren't out to fail you if you can show good science and address everything they bring up during the viva. They may have concerns over it but they'll give you an R+R at worst
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