Overview of MeaninginLife

Overview

Avatar placeholder
MeaninginLife
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 at 9:53am
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 at 6:25am
256
Login to send a private message to MeaninginLife
page 1 of 18 recent posts

Thread: Stresses and Depressed...some advice please!

posted
02-Nov-13, 05:16
edited about 4 minutes later
Avatar for MeaninginLife
posted about 7 years ago
It seems that you are from Melbourne rather than Sydney.
Anyway, you may also join RATS discussion forum.
Seriously, enjoy the honeymoon phase first...

Thread: not perfect PhD submission

posted
01-Nov-13, 11:39
Avatar for MeaninginLife
posted about 7 years ago
My revised thesis is far from perfect. But i really don't care... :-)

Thread: How long to hear from major revisions?

posted
01-Nov-13, 01:38
edited about 3 minutes later
Avatar for MeaninginLife
posted about 7 years ago
It also varies from a person to another person.
If you know the reviewer, you can discuss with him over a cup of coffee in Starbucks... :-)

It could also be several months depending on the seasons when they are free to read your revision.

Thread: Stresses and Depressed...some advice please!

posted
31-Oct-13, 01:18
edited about 21 seconds later
Avatar for MeaninginLife
posted about 7 years ago
Try reading Andy Field's "Discovering Statistics Using SPSS" or
"SPSS Survival Manual" by Julie Pallant?

Thread: Former PhD supervisor's right to my source code?

posted
30-Oct-13, 07:51
edited about 6 minutes later
Avatar for MeaninginLife
posted about 7 years ago

One problem I am facing in this "divorce" is that he is asking me for the source code I wrote while working on my PhD. I don't want to give this to him as I intend to make it publicly available on my own terms, when I have the time to tidy it up, document it, and perhaps package it all up in a nice, user-friendly application.


After a divorce, it is still desirable to maintain a "good" relationship. The academic world is very small.
You may let him know that you need some time to tidy it up etc.

However, you may tidy it into two versions... depending on his behavior.
More importantly, while your "spouse" is waiting for your source code, he is likely nice to you "for the time being".

However, endintears0 may not be in this forum anymore.

Thread: dilemma, idea not that unique anymore!

posted
29-Oct-13, 14:26
Avatar for MeaninginLife
posted about 7 years ago
There is nothing completely new under the sun. This is why literature review is so important.
Perhaps you are very lucky instead. You can now look for gaps in this research and look for ways to supersede it...

Thread: Publications

posted
25-Oct-13, 03:08
Avatar for MeaninginLife
posted about 7 years ago
Sometimes, critical comments like 'serious concerns' may also mean your work is good, but the reviewer felt threatened or upset...
Some reviewers may believe that they are the 'authority' in this field, and you must adopt their terminologies or framework...

Current publication system should be improved.
However, there are also excellent reviewers. They should be recognized when your paper is published.

Thread: Share thesis before publication?

posted
24-Oct-13, 10:33
edited about 24 seconds later
Avatar for MeaninginLife
posted about 7 years ago
Actually, I did send a soft copy of my thesis to a professor. However, my supervisor, Prof A, was worried...

In addition, I also sent a soft copy of my conference presentation to another professor. My supervisor, Prof B, commented that "Hopefully, your work will be acknowledged". Anyway, nothing happen so far. But it can be unpleasant to simply ignore the request.

Thread: My advisor is very difficult to get in touch with

posted
24-Oct-13, 10:20
edited about 2 seconds later
Avatar for MeaninginLife
posted about 7 years ago
Actually, I did have two supervisors. However, the other tried not to interfere...

Anyway. this is viju's thread. As the word 'advisor' was used, i tried to follow.
But somehow i still revert to 'supervisor'...

Thread: Share thesis before publication?

posted
23-Oct-13, 15:50
edited about 3 minutes later
Avatar for MeaninginLife
posted about 7 years ago
Lexika should read the thread on
"Plagiarism In Academia - University Response"

Thread: My advisor is very difficult to get in touch with

posted
23-Oct-13, 10:34
Avatar for MeaninginLife
posted about 7 years ago
Quote From MeaninginLife:
My advisor also took over a year to review my paper. However, she admitted that she has difficulty understanding my paper.


Oh yes. My supervisor was also unable to give timely feedback for my thesis.
Even when she gave me feedback, it might not be reliable...

However, she presented her opinion professionally...
Perhaps universities should insist on having a co-supervisor, and yearly meeting with graduate program co-ordinator etc...

Thread: My advisor is very difficult to get in touch with

posted
23-Oct-13, 01:46
edited about 5 minutes later
Avatar for MeaninginLife
posted about 7 years ago
My advisor also took over a year to review my paper. However, she admitted that she has difficulty understanding my paper.

However, the reviewers seem positive with my paper. It is under major revision now.
My suggestion is "As a PhD candidate, you should be independent".
But it is sometimes even more beneficial to ask other phd candidates around us for help rather than the advisor...

Thread: Publications

posted
18-Oct-13, 16:29
Avatar for MeaninginLife
posted about 7 years ago
According to my friend, it is possible to take more than 3 years to publish a paper...
It was initially "revise and resubmit" for a few times... Then, it became major revision for a few times... And later, minor revision... Finally, publish without revision.

Thread: Share thesis before publication?

posted
14-Oct-13, 03:09
edited about 54 seconds later
Avatar for MeaninginLife
posted about 7 years ago
I share the same view with happyclappy and patseya.

You may also delay the sharing until your paper is published or under review... Keep your supervisor informed too...

Thread: Two Discouraging Verdicts on Publications

posted
02-Oct-13, 06:45
Avatar for MeaninginLife
posted about 7 years ago
Anyway, most of us here are still struggling to publish papers in average journals.

You are probably the best in this forum to submit paper in the top journal! Good luck!
page 1 of 18 recent posts

Postgraduate
Forum

Copyright ©2018
All rights reserved

Postgraduate Forum

Masters Degrees

PhD Opportunities

PostgraduateForum is a trading name of FindAUniversity Ltd
FindAUniversity Ltd, 77 Sidney St, Sheffield, S1 4RG, UK. Tel +44 (0) 114 268 4940 Fax: +44 (0) 114 268 5766