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Get really angry at yourself for procrastinating! It worked for me, I was procrastinating and was so sick of it, I said enough is enough, yelled at myself, then I started working....
The other tip I have, is when you are working, leave it a little bit unfinished. A really easy nice fun bit to do. Then when you come back to it the next day, its easy to start up again because you have an easy thing to start with. That starts the work momentum.
My advice is to get your supervisors involved since you are worried. So do your corrections, write a document which explains how you have changed the thesis for each correction and then send both of them to your supervisors. Once they have approved them, then submit it to the external, stating that the corrections have been approved by your supervisors. That way you have a little piece of mind about the corrections being good enough and that they have already been approved by academic peers involved in the process. Hope it all works out well,
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I hear what your saying about poster presentations at a conference. I sent in a paper, they give me a poster slot. I dont get funding for posters, so I complained and they bumped me up to a full paper but put me in a poor track. I think its to do with the different research cultures in each field. Like you, I am jumping back out of one discipline and focusing totally on it. Later on, if I have got tenure, I will get back into cross disciplinary work.
Docinsanity, I totally agree with you. Interdisciplinary is interesting and that is why I chose to do my thesis this way. However, with it being more work, it takes longer. So instead of submitting at the same time as other students (who were doing one discipline) I took an extra 4 months to submit. Its an extra 4 months of non-funded PhD work. Maybe, that has put a slight bitter taste in my mouth about interdisciplinary research. Who knows....
Anyway, enough complaining, onto the job hunt!
ps. Good post Marasp.
Interesting post, I think I am running into the same problem. My PhD is interdisciplinary too. I did 50% finance and 50% psychology based. I find when I apply for jobs, I dont really fit either position too well. I am not a traditional finance expert (dont do financial econometric analysis) and I am not a psychology expert (dont have experience of designing and running experience). So my expertise is applied financial decision making.
I am not sure if interdisciplinary research is the way to go with a PhD. I thought it was a good idea but my PhD was very hard work. I had to write two literature reviews, two methodology chapters and two findings chapters in my PhD. I kind of feel I just doubled my work....
Interested to hear if other people agree or disagree with this?
Are you applying in the US/Canada or UK?
Because, one thing to think about is whether the University has a professor who can supervise your topic. You can tick all the boxes with grades and please them in the interview, but if there is no one at the university who can supervise the topic you want then you wont get in. This matters more in the UK, but less so in the US. Thus the first question!
I post viva and starting my corrections with my thesis. I am also starting to look for jobs and post docs positions in particular. I am wondering what is the best way to get a post doc in Canada/ USA/ Australia?
The topic of my thesis is finance mixed with psychology, where I looked at stock market investors and used psychological models to predict their susceptibility to a decision making bias. I would like to something along the same lines.
So my question is, what is the best way to get a post doc? Is it best to wait for an advertisement to placed and apply? Or is it best to approach academics at a conference and network your way into a post doc? Or is it best go to a funding body, get some money for a research idea and seek out a post doc supervisor then?
Any ideas welcome!
I have passed my viva and am looking for a post position in Finance. I have a couple of questions but before I ask them, I was wondering whether anyone uses this forum? It seems the PhD forum has lots of people but the post docs seems a little empty. Just a query?
Sounds like a bad place to be. Maybe I dont understand your process properly. I thought that the person who had to agree to your changes was you examiner, not your supervisor? So I would think that you address the items in your list, then email to the examiner and say if this is OK. If he/she/they say its OK, then print, bind, submit and forget about it.
Dont know if that helps...
I have been looking for this paper but cant get access to it through my University's library page.
Benninga, S., 1990. Comparing portfolio insurance strategies. Financial Markets and
Portfolio Management 4, 20–30.
The journal is also called Finanzmarkt und Portfolio Management
Can anyone help?
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