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Thanks and thank you, this is a good idea, I did this way back for my first degree. I actually bought a ring binder and I am ashamed to say a year later, it is still in its box! You have inspired me to get some rings and card and get my papers organised
I am in neuropsychology and when I was doing my MSc I was told that if I didn't do an ESRC accredited course, I could forget funding for a PhD. BUT.......if I did go for an accredited course, I would have to tailor my PhD for their requirements and the competition for funding is fierce. I have decided to do my own thing and enjoy it. I did the subjects I wanted to do (Brains & Behaviour, cognitive neuropsychology, research methods and social psychology (compulsory) ) without the pressure of ESRC requirements. I have now secured a place for my PhD in my chosen area and I am now finding my own funding with no restrictions. Granted, I have found a fantastic supervisor who is finding funding for me for my first year but is as passionate about my subject as I am.
Just my story....( I have been having a good day)
Yes, I have them everywhere too...car, gym bag, bathroom, next to bed, under bed, kitchen. The worse is when I loose one, print it again, make notes all over it, find the old one and then have to compile all the scribbles onto one!
I think the idea with using EndNote as an electonic store with P for printed ones is a good idea, I think I will go that route and give up my guilt about the paper and ink, oh, and filling up the house
Oh you do make me feel better. I have 12 box files , 4 drawers, 2 zipped cases, 3 more boxes from my MSc, Pg Dip and BSc and that is just what I can see from here. I have tried throwing them all out and end up sitting on the floor reading the article and thus endeth the clearing out session. Who knows what this place will look like in 3 years time!
Aliby, I do everything on paper. I have a filofax, not an electronic thingey, I make lists, I print everything. I also find I remember well from paper and my eyes just start streaming if I look at a screen too long. Also, paper is portable. I will probably end up organising on here but still printing everything off but at least I will have two versions.
Thanks Oz, will look into it.
What about Reference Manager vs EndNote, anyone used RM? I bought it back in 2002 but have to confess, I didn't use it more than a searching tool at the time. I have downloaded a demo of both to compare them. My poor computer, I am also downloading a demo of SPSS as my version was linked to my MSc at the OU and not a full version.
I am happy today because my supervisor emailed me to say he is working on a funding proposal for me, in his name to give me the money to do my research. He is in the same field and is very excited about this. After a week of feeling a bit negative, I feel happy and wanted to share it, that's all...hence three posts by myself :)
Traditionally, I print EVERYTHING. My study is testament to that fact!
But, for this PhD, I want to find an efficient safe way of storing and documenting journal papers. I would like to hear from you what your method is. I am a pen and paper gal, I like to scribble and take notes, however....the printer is working overtime and the stationary bill is climbing. Any great ideas very welcome....
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