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I learnt it like this:
Past tense for what you did (you instructed the participant). As well past tense if it is the finding/new or adopted method obtained/used in one study (xy instructed). If you are, however, talking about sth broadly accepted by a variety of researchers (normally been found in a review paper or a textbook), it goes in Present Tense.
Dont know if that makes sense to you. Following that, it might happen as well that you change between tenses within e.g. a paragraph (if you write how you did, how it is commonly done and how it will be done).
First, I thought the same: that the words used in the answer mail are neutral about the outcome. But then I wondered (although not 100% sure how the decisions are made): If they have 1 place, they need to decide for 1 candidate. But wouldnt they contact that candidate first to see if he/she accepts the offer? As if that candidate declines, they might offer it to the 2nd candidate on their list. Only option if sending out all answers at the same moment would be to write the 2nd candidate that he/she is not the 1st on the list but the 2nd and if the candidate on place 1 declines, they would come back to candidate 2.
I ran an ANOVA with Tukey post test and would now like to know for my graphic the homogeneous subsets. I found already out that running the test with SPSS there is an automatic outset of the homogeneous subsets.
But is there as well a way to determine them with certainty manually as I dont have access to SPSS and my statistic program seems to not be able to give me these subsets?
I think it always depends on the subject if parents are going to read a thesis and publications, means if it is easily understandable or quite complicated if you are not from that area. My mum and me both proofread the thesis of my sister in social sciences but for my thesis in natural sciences I couldnt ask them to do so as it is not that easily to understand for outsiders. However, they liked me to explain them in other words what I did doing during my thesis and would then even explain to other friends what I am doing. Maybe if they ask you for a copy, give them the copy and try to explain them in words understandable for them what the main idea is behind it.
I (as well not an English native speaker) find the request as well a bit strange. I dont know if you necessarily need to shorten the sentences. That possibly depends on the country. I heard that scientific papers written in English by English native speakers are easier to read than written by German native speakers as Germans like to write long and complicated sentences. I had already some chances to realise this fact.
I would guess that it is possibly more words that are less common used by non-natives which make the text easier. But to find us those it is possibly best to find a non-native speaker being a bit familiar in your area (dont know yours at the moment) who reads your project proposal and points out for you unfamiliar words.
Not really the same, but maybe it might help you.... A friend of me went on a 4 week holiday to Mexico just after having become registered nurse and after that holiday she started applying for jobs as nurse. For some time she was as well thinking what to say about those weeks and then decided to declare them as language course.... although she just learned some words Spanish during that time and those by chance... Thus maybe dont declare a 6-8 weeks trip to Peru as holiday but give in another purpose...
Dont want to discourage you (and hope that I am not right but things simply taking a bit longer). I would imagine that after all the interviews they make a preference list to who they would like to give the PhD. In case that you are not the first in the list, you will need to wait longer to get an answer from them as for sure first they will answer the preferred candidate and need a response from that one before they can send negative answers to the rest of applicants or offer the PhD to the second person on the list in case that the number 1 candidate doesnt want it.
In case that you think the problem might come from the fan itself: For quite some time I had problem with my laptop fan (running very noisely and too often, and somewhen as well wouldnt switch on at all with then the laptop overheating and switching itself off without warning). First I opened the laptop to reach the fan and cleaned out all the dust (with a hoover on slow speed and some cotton buds). That worked for a while until the fan seemed to have been died. At that time I not only removed the fan from the laptop for cleaning but opened as well the fan itself and somehow after several approaches it worked again but with a lot of noise. The final solution was to add some oil inside the fan (where the work mechanism is). Now it is running already several weeks after that without any further problem :-)
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