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Thread: Advice on finding gap for PhD research

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31-Mar-20, 19:40
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Hi Tudor_Queen, Thank you so much for your warm welcome. I am going to take your advice of collecting new data and bring this to my supervisors. I feel this is the only way I can contribute something new and also be able to explore interesting topics.

I am actually a finance student, although I have only done my masters in finance and my bachelor degree was in mathematics. I had thought finance PhD will be very interesting with my mathematics background, but I feel as if I am lacking the proper depth on theoretical finance. Thank you! :)

Simm

Thread: Struggling with my phd and feeling lost

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29-Mar-20, 20:23
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Hi maemae93,

I am very sorry to hear about your current situation. First, i wanted to tell you that as Tudor_Queen pointed it out is that you fixed the error, instead of submitting a paper with error to journal or presenting it at conference, you were fortunate to be able trace the error and at least you pursued an interesting question for sometime, and you grew as a researcher. I know it must feel like end of the world because you had been working on this for so long and all of that seems like it was for nothing. BUT hear me out, my supervisor often tells me that if I have an idea and I try it out and get no result, you can still include it as a PhD chapter. It does not make you any less of a researcher. I bet there are so many researchers who have had similar if not the same experience, and remember PhD is your place to learn and be able to fix this mistakes! I am 100% sure you will succeed as a great researcher because it sounds like you were very devoted to this research. That is the quality that matters! You have already come this far! Don't be disappointed in yourself, take some time for yourself and cheer yourself! I don't know where you are, but I am sending good vibes along your way :)

I am telling all of this because I am also a very anxious person who gets upset and very stressed by small things, so I can imagine the anxiety that you are feeling. We are a PhD community, and we stand together!

Thread: Advice on finding gap for PhD research

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21-Mar-20, 20:45
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Hi everyone, I am a first year student, and I am currently working on finding a research question. It has been almost 6 months and I feel as if I am the only student who has not figured out a research question yet. I joined this forum in the hope that maybe my senior friends could advise me something. I have brought many questions to my supervisor but because of the data availability issue, we end up going back to square one always. My annual committee meeting is coming very soon, and I am a little scared about how am I gonna get through it. I have been reading papers but for some reason, I cannot come up with a gap. Does anyone have any advice? I really enjoy research, but this couple of week has been very disheartening.

Blog: Are PhDs meant to be this stressful?

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21-Mar-20, 20:44
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Hi Rewt,

Thank you! I will post my message as a new thread. I have been reading paper, but then I feel that I don't see anything away from the obvious. I am now starting to question if I even know how to read a paper.

Blog: Are PhDs meant to be this stressful?

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15-Mar-20, 12:06
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posted about 2 weeks ago
Hi everyone, I am a first year student, and I am currently working on finding a research question. It has been almost 6 months and I feel as if I am the only student who has not figured out a research question yet. I joined this forum in the hope that maybe my senior friends could advise me something. I have brought many questions to my supervisor but because of the data availability issue, we end up going back to square one always. My annual committee meeting is coming very soon, and I am a little scared about how am I gonna get through it. I have been reading papers but for some reason, I cannot come up with a gap. Does anyone have any advice? I really enjoy research, but this couple of week has been very disheartening.
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