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I presented at my first conference here a few weeks ago. I didn't have a clue what to wear (very unusual for me) and my supervisor is male too so couldn't dare ask him! In the end I wore a nice grey dress with a little bit of white lace at the neckline and a pink cardie. I changed into a plain black dress and cropped black cardie for the dinner. I think I looked ok! :-)
I'm very new to SPSS for excuse the fact that this is probably basic stuff..
I'm working with data from a large survey of over 2,000 participants (I didn't carry it out, I'm just using the data). The survey didn't ask people what age they were, just their day/month/year of birth. Question - how do I create a cohort age variable with those dates? I assume you use a formula with the DOB and the date the surveys were carried out? Help!! :(
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I'm giving my first conference paper next week. It's a very general (only one or two big names in my field will be at my session, one of which is my sup!) and, from what I've heard "supportive", conference. I have half my paper/slides done and should have everything finished by the weekend. I'm pretty confident on my topic too. Yet, I still can't help a dose of the old nerves!! Anyone have any prep tips? :-)
Ahh!! - I've a conference paper to write, interviews to arrange/prepare for, a load of statistical data collection to do and no motivation to do any of it! :( Just want to go home, lie on the couch and watch my Sex & the City box set!
My sup and I are arranging to go abroad to an important specialist conference later on this year to co-present a paper. I'm really excited (and lucky!) about going to it and presenting at it so early in my PhD. We are the only ones from our department going. It is a full 3-day conference (we're attending the whole thing), and by the time we fly out there and back, we'll have been together for 4 days! I'm a little nervous about running out of things to talk about! :-( It's probably a silly thing to be nervous about really. We get on well and I know that there will be other academics there, but I can't help but be nervous!
Has anyone spent a few days alone with their sup? More importantly, could you hold conversation the whole way through? :-)
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As long as they both consent and the lecturer isn't marking the student (for obvious reasons) or is his/her research supervisor at the time (for obvious and professional reasons, as well as the fact that a sup who loves you mignt not keep a more critical eye on your work), I don't have a problem with it. Then again, I do like my older men:$
I'm sure that it goes on in a lot of universities anyway. A lecturer in my department married her supervisor a few years after she finished - she said they just genuinely fell in love and that was that, awwh! :)
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