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Thread: Corrections - Wonky References?

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02-Apr-19, 11:18
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posted about 3 weeks ago
It is only 1 reference. In the grand scheme of things it is very minor and wont reject you just because of 1 reference.

Thread: Negative PhD Feedbacks. Only 4 months left

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31-Mar-19, 17:11
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Take some time off. Long term stress seriously affects your abilities and you don't realise it. 7 months is a long time but you can find a temporary job, rebuild your life and not have to constantly worry. I would recommend tidying up your notes and take 3-4 months off. Like a 1-2 months before you restart, you make your theoretical framework like newlease suggested. If you build your thesis on a good foundation the rest should be easy.

Thread: PhD application process

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31-Mar-19, 17:06
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8-12 weeks sounds normal. As pm133 said, academics can be slow and you cant really tell until 12 weeks passes. You can always apply for other PhDs or other jobs while you wait.

Thread: Conference... my results have now changed...

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31-Mar-19, 10:58
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I don't think there is anything wrong here. The scrutiny you got at the conference is similar to that of a journal's review process. Nobody criticises you for changing some of your conclusions/language during the review process and the questioner at the conference will understand. The only difference is that you found it yourself.

Thread: A research topic for MRed

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27-Mar-19, 18:09
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I am from the UK so don't know the exact details of Aussie funding.

Do you have your own funding? That changes the dynamics significantly. If you need funding you generally have to stick to their research areas. Generally supervisors want students that match their research interest and you can find that out by internet stalking them or emailing them individually. They more likely to be polite if you try and engage them individually.

Not an accountant but that research topic sounds very ambitious. I see, cloud computing, digital payments and cyber threats which are each huge topics and make your proposal look too big for an MRes. I would narrow the criteria by dropping one of them or focusing on a specific sector, so that is manageable in a 1/2 year time frame.

Thread: Final year with a baby and a change of main PhD supervisor

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27-Mar-19, 18:01
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I take it he doesn't have kids and maybe doesn't understand how much work they can be. Just drop hints about how much work the baby is, how it is affecting your sleep and you desperately want to finish to get a real job. He might just not realise how life changing a baby is.

Thread: Conference presentations: do you always bring a handout?

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27-Mar-19, 17:56
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I am in engineering and I never see handouts. I assume the audience knows basic stuff and add the occasional reference in the presentation itself. If they have further questions they can ask me in person but I am a very different field. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

Thread: Journal article wanted

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25-Mar-19, 22:32
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www.sci-hub.tw
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Thread: Advice on research proposal

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24-Mar-19, 19:23
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They might ask for the research proposal after you get shortlisted or they might ask for a short (5-10) presentation as part of the interview. I got asked fro both but it can differ but you definitely need to have some opinions on topic. In my interview they talked about the project and I knew the basic literature and methods. Even if you don't get asked for proposal, I would do a basic one to prepare yourself for the interview.

If they ask for references you can definitely use the company. Good luck with the applications

Thread: Advice on research proposal

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23-Mar-19, 12:53
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What sort of PhDs are you applying for? Usually the research project title is written by the person who gets the money. If you are finding the money yourself you can write your own research proposal but that route is very competitive. If it is a fully funded PhD you will be expected to do the project they got funding for. You will have discretion on how to achieve that project but you can't submit a random proposal.

Thread: what this means?

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23-Mar-19, 12:47
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Agree with PhDhere, he has no money and he doesn't want to waste your time.

Thread: Final year with a baby and a change of main PhD supervisor

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23-Mar-19, 12:45
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Be honest with him and tell him that you don't like his supervision technique. You are a new mother and your concerns are legitimate so don't fell that you are in the wrong. If he is new he will want a PhD completion and you asking for a new supervisor will look good for him at all. So if you say that you want a new supervisor unless he is more supportive you might gain traction.

What does your co-supervisor say? Does he agree with the new one about the extra work?

Thread: Should I quit my Master's after 2 months into the program? Please help!

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23-Mar-19, 12:38
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It sounds like you want to quit but want permission to quit. It is your life and do what is best for you.

I would prioritise your mental health and not put on too much stress.

Thread: 1st class, but should I do MRes before PhD?

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20-Mar-19, 20:29
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You sound like a good candidate and will be considered favourably. As Cat123 said, apply for both and see what offers you get. An MRes will definitely help your PhD hunt and if you do well you should get one. Though I have heard such good things about the 1+3 courses. If you do well, you start a PhD with after a very relevant masters but if it doesn't go well, you can make a clean break while still getting a Masters.

Thread: attending a workshop where my ex-supervisor is an invited speaker

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20-Mar-19, 20:23
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I would attend it. You have moved on to a better PhD role and there is no point hiding from him. If you do bump into him and have a professional conversation about what you are doing, it will give you closure.
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