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Moonblue
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Thread: I PASSED!!!!!!!!!

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21-Nov-15, 11:49
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posted about 4 years ago
Congratulations, well done! :)

Thread: paper request

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20-Oct-15, 16:43
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posted about 4 years ago
I can get it. PM me your email and I'll send it to you. :)

Thread: Unemployed postdoc

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13-Oct-15, 20:29
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posted about 4 years ago
That's great, well done. :)

Thread: Someone is freaking out! (master thesis)

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12-Oct-15, 11:17
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posted about 4 years ago
You really need to focus on a far more specific topic, online shopping is such a huge area! How about thinking about your own experience of online shopping (or that of others you know) and a problem you encountered? Or online shopping in terms of a specific product, maybe something that's not usually bought/sold online or something that poses particular difficulties?

Once you've got a more specific area to focus on you can target your reading more effectively.

Good luck! :)

Thread: Viva next week: tips and advice for before and during?

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30-Sep-15, 12:24
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Well done Dr Glowworm! Congratulations. :)

Thread: Post graduate admission denied

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22-Sep-15, 09:48
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Wanting to have another baby should not be an obstacle to doing a PhD. Just like it should not be an obstacle to taking a job. There should however be adequate provision for her to take time off.

I think in this situation all she can do is explain why she failed so many modules. Good luck!

Thread: help with qualitative quotes again pls!

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08-Sep-15, 13:32
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There are no specific rules as far as I know. I would say it depends on what is relevant, i.e. if you're comparing difference between male/female dentists or newly qualified/more experienced dentists then you would want to indicate that in the quote. So if age or gender are relevant then you would include it.

I only included name (pseudonym) and the number of the interview from which the quote came (longitudinal), but I only had a small number of participants and it was easy to distinguish between them.

I would only include other details if they are specifically relevant or add something.

Thread: Conference papers????

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08-Sep-15, 13:28
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I listed conference papers (and posters) together with publications at the beginning of the thesis, after abstract, acknowledgements, list of tables & figures. I think that was the format suggested by my university.

How exciting to be ready to submit. :)

Thread: literature review before PhD?

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28-Aug-15, 08:57
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Re. publishing literature reviews: some PhD students do publish a literature review during the PhD, but they would use a structured approach such as a systematic review, meta-analysis, meta-ethnography etc., not just a summary of the literature.

Thread: literature review before PhD?

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28-Aug-15, 08:54
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I agree, a break is not necessarily a problem, though it probably depends on your discipline. I had a 15 year break between my Masters and my PhD.

Thread: Cheese

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27-Aug-15, 14:27
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Manchego

Thread: Emailing an entire thesis as a Word master document

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24-Aug-15, 11:26
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Saving it as a pdf file should also work, that's what I did.

Thread: No Job 5 months after graduating.

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24-Aug-15, 08:12
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Quote From AndrewPetelov:
Moonblue I don't bother to explain how blind and biased you are. I wonder how you even publish (if at all) with total absence of analytic thinking.


Oh the irony...

It seems to me that it is not really me who lacks English here, but some of you. I repeat the last time: I said about my personal feelings being in ONE CERTAIN group full of people of equal identity IN TERMS OF COMPARISON with another position. This has nothing to do with actually being politically correct. You may be correct, but no regulation can ever remove your deep private feelings in some regard. If you look at a pile of feces, you almost surely loathe it, even though the regulation might be telling you you have to fall in love with it and kiss it.


I understand you very well: you are telling us that you really dislike one particular group of people, but that's ok because it's your personal feelings and therefore there's nothing you can do about it. Of course these are your 'personal feelings', what else would they be! And you actually can do something about them, you know, if you really wanted to. There is nothing inevitable about those prejudices, you were not born with them. But tackling them would require a great deal of determination, understanding and analytical thinking which you may not be ready for yet.

I repeat, if you hold those views you should not be working in a university, potentially with students and colleagues who come from that group. If those views get you into trouble with those regulations, saying that they are just your personal, private feelings won't wash as a defence.

And yet again: Fled is just a mentally unstable hysterical person. I wonder how such people even teach


Oh, Fled comes across as very mentally stable and in no way hysterical.

But I reckon I'm just wasting my time here.

Thread: No Job 5 months after graduating.

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23-Aug-15, 18:26
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No, in my opinion it is not. Germans and French can be considered as the same race. How can you be racist if you restrict your disregard to one single country? He never mentioned any other countries. He is maybe hostile to Koreans or Indians or whatever, but that does not make you a racist in my eyes. This whole debate gets a bit out of hand.


In your opinion. Official/legal definitions vary and may include ethnicity and nationality. E.g. in British law the phrase racial group means "any group of people who are defined by reference to their race, colour, nationality (including citizenship) or ethnic or national origin".

In any case, it's ignorant bigotry that has no place in any university. Those views (no matter if they are 'just your personal opinion') would land you in very hot water in any reputable university - and so they should.

Thread: No Job 5 months after graduating.

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23-Aug-15, 16:58
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Quote From AndrewPetelov:
Ma'am you're in your period now? I apologize if I might have hurt your fragile feelings.


And as regards this quote, words (almost) fail me. You really think there's a place for people with that attitude in academia?
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