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Thread: Blind Peer reviewing ethical question...

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29-Jun-12, 13:13
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posted about 8 years ago
Just wanted to throw this out to the board.

Basically I have an account on academia.edu. I've uploads some links to my work, CV etc. Just general stuff. I have also uploaded the abstracts for the papers I have given at conferences over the last 2 years (about 6).

Now at a conference recently an editor of a journal that I've written reviews for asked me to send a full article version of my presentation (I normally just do a slideshow and speak from a page with bullet-points). So I sent the article. This week I got a notification email from academia saying someone had been reading one of my abstracts and the keywords used were the three main keywords from my article...furthermore from looking at the country that this person was from its more than likely that I actually know the person reviewing the paper...

My question is: is this a big deal? Should I take this stuff down from that website? (I don't think so personally). Does this worry people? Is it an unfair advantage? Is it even an advantage? If it is the person I think it is reviewing it, this person is incredibly ethical and straight down the line. But still...

Any thoughts?

Thread: Crotty - The Foundations of Social Research

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23-Jun-12, 09:33
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posted about 8 years ago
Almost all of it is on googlebooks too. I shall shut up now.

Thread: Crotty - The Foundations of Social Research

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23-Jun-12, 09:31
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posted about 8 years ago
Scribd has slideshows from most, if not all, the chapters. Someone must have been giving a module on the book.

For example, see http://www.scribd.com/doc/351980/The-Foundations-of-Social-Research-Ch-5.

Just google crotty the foundations of social research scribd.

Thread: Crotty - The Foundations of Social Research

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23-Jun-12, 09:28
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posted about 8 years ago
Here is chapter 1 at least.

http://www.kakali.org/edld6384/8561/readings/crotty%20chapter%201.pdf

It might let you decide whether it's worth buying or not.

Thread: Conference fee waiver

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22-Jun-12, 18:23
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posted about 8 years ago
Are you serious!? Of course go for it. And then put the amount on your CV as external funding won to attend conference!

Thread: My final push diary

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22-Jun-12, 13:16
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posted about 8 years ago
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Well at the end of the 1st week of my 4 week plan to write this final chapter I have sent 5166 words to my sup. All in all I think it reads fairly well.

If I finish this chapter in 4 weeks that will give me 2 months to do final overall redrafting of thesis - it is all written so it will be mainly checking references and referencing style is consistent. That sounds reasonable doesn't it?

As they say in my part of the country, "keep 'er lit".

Thread: Article Request

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21-Jun-12, 16:01
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posted about 8 years ago
BUMP! Really need this article ASAP.

Thread: My final push diary

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20-Jun-12, 21:30
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posted about 8 years ago
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I might post in here too.

I am aiming for a mid-september submission in order to make Christmas graduation. It's no difference to me really if I need an extra month or two over that deadline (I'll still be finishing within the 3 years) but for some reason having a Viva in january and having to wait until summer graduation in July 2013 sucks ass.

I am now on my last chapter. I'm humanities and each chapter of my thesis (5 in all - 20,000 each) is like a mini case study with its own lit review, methodology, theory side of things, and then interdisciplinary analysis of the texts in question.

With the chapter needing to be no more than 20,000 I'm tentatively aiming for 5000 a week for a FRiday deadline of sending the 5000 words to my sup. This week has been the mini lit review and shaping together a coherent overview of the sociological theories I'm using. I spent the first 4 days reading and free writing, and yesterday and today has been focused on shaping it.

I have a rule of not giving anything to my sup before drafting it 3 times. I'm sticking to this!

I have written 5,600 so far and I'd say 3,500 of that is final draft stuff.

Friday (this first week at least) is doable.

Thread: Article Request

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20-Jun-12, 20:49
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posted about 8 years ago
Could anyone get a pdf of R.W. Connell, "Masculinities and Globalization," Men and Masculinities 1.1 (1998): 3-23??

Thanks!

Thread: I'm back and in the final push to submission

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20-Jun-12, 14:38
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I'm pushing for September myself. Really I need to have the final chapter written by August, at the very latest, to allow me time for final redrafting (although to be fair each chapter is in a near submission state.

To keep myself going I have a "reward" that I'll buy myself when I submit. It's a stupid thing - a pair of trainers I really want - but it's something that I feel does help.

If you're writing the conclusion then write it. Don't think about the final draft at the moment. You can't do anything with it. For conclusions I do it pretty cynically. I don't try to be too lyrical or wonderful in my writing. Are you going to be judged solely on how well written a conclusion is? No - you just need to state what made you do what you did, what you then did, why you did it, and what that means for your field now. Give yourself an hour to write a "free" draft - just write and write without thinking too much - and then build from that.

Bingo.

Thread: Please someone say something..anything to help me

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20-Jun-12, 14:24
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posted about 8 years ago
Just to clarify publicly I am happy to accept Reenie's fair PM and take her advice about the forum onboard.

I am HUGELY disappointed that someone as well respected as Ian here in PG forum would call for me to be banned. This is a public forum and all I have given is my opinion.

Ian, if you're reading this, please do not reply or contact me again, either publicly or in PMs.

LD.



Thread: Supervisory meetings

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19-Jun-12, 14:41
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posted about 8 years ago
I live in a different country to my sup (due to a change in my domestic situation) and I see him maybe once every 2 or 3 months. We email when we have something to send each other that's not directly linked to the thesis but that doesn't happen all that often. I do my writing at home (obviously) and when its a decent amount I send it and set up a meeting a week or two after to talk it over. It's worked out well for me to be honest. But I am a humanities student and all we do is read, write, and redraft.

Generally you will see your sup loads for the first year, less for the 2nd, and almost never in the 3rd as the relationship develops and he or she trusts you! At least that has been my (very positive) experience.

Thread: Please someone say something..anything to help me

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16-Jun-12, 22:36
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posted about 8 years ago
I don't believe a word of it.

But that's just me and this is just the internets.

It is a good story though and I enjoyed reading it.

Thread: Please someone say something..anything to help me

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16-Jun-12, 17:24
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posted about 8 years ago
This thread is the biggest wind up ever, isn't it?

Thread: Yipeeeeeeee! I passed my viva with minor corrections

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15-Jun-12, 10:16
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posted about 8 years ago
Well done!

Looking forward to reading the blow-by-blow (best part of the forum if you ask me).

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