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Thread: What is it like to be a Psychologist?

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11-Feb-14, 15:39
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It really depends on the specialism. A clinic psychologist is going to have a completely different set of 'clients' and experiences than a forensic or occupational psychologist - the latter are more like management consultants using psychological theories. I think you will need to explore the different routes in more detail.

Thread: Methodology chapter HELL!

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17-Jul-13, 09:49
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I had a short methods chapter too, which mainly contained information about the context where I'd conducted my research. It also had a very small section on qual/quant methods as I was doing mixed methods research and a bit about the potential difficulties researching the sample I was. I then had methods sections in each of my study chapters instead.

Thread: Proposed Course on Big Data

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09-May-13, 09:27
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Isn't that just management science/OR/business analytics anyway? I'm guessing anyone interested in those subjects would take it. You'd want to do some database coding skills too e.g. SQL and VBA (my hubby does this for his job, so I know vaguely what is required in the roles he looks at)

Thread: Article Help

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12-Mar-13, 16:10
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Sorry to come on here and be cheeky, but if anyone has access to this article, it would be much appreciated!

Roger, D., Jarvis, G., & Najarian, B. (1993). Detachment and coping: The construction and validation of a new scale for measuring coping strategies. Personality and Individual Differences, 15, 619–626.

Thread: The One Goal Thread

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17-Dec-12, 09:12
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Hey Steph! good luck with the PhD!

I'm glad to see my thread is still useful for people. I'm finding it hard to concentrate so near to xmas, so I thought I'd pop on and add a goal for a paper I'm writing today...

So my one goal today is to finish the introduction to the paper (should be a 1 hour job, but we know how these things spiral!)

Thread: Controlling supervisors - best ways of dealing with this? Nearing the end of my tether.

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30-Nov-12, 21:28
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In some ways, I think its great you've got supervisors who are so keen to be involved! Although I don't think they should be discouraging you from presenting your research - a PhD is an apprenticeship and part of that is articulating your research in front of an audience!

I think you need to tell them you're feeling a bit micro-managed. Perhaps they can just set deadlines and then leave you until the deadline?

Have you thought about using an online journal tool - I know my uni used to encourage us to use them with supervisors - you upload work onto it and log your progress. It could mean that they can keep an eye on you, without you feeling overlooked all the time.

Thread: Worried about supervisor/publications

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30-Nov-12, 20:30
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I got to this stage - you suddenly realise your sup isn't some god of academia, but is actually pretty flawed!

You don't have to have publications, but it helps (and will vary by discipline). realistically though, if you want papers, YOU need to write them, you'll be first author, so you write them, send him a draft and say "I'm going to submit to XYZ journal, can I have your thoughts on this by [date] otherwise I'll assume its fine to be submitted"

You also need to work out whether its better to spend time on your thesis - I lost a year trying to do publications that never really got off the ground - I would have been better spending the time on the thesis (although writing the studies up as publications did help me bring together the arguments for the thesis).

Thread: Supervisor won't check my thesis. What should I do?

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10-Nov-12, 14:46
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my husband had the same thing - we just pulled together and tried to replicate what we thought a thesis should look like for his discipline. I proofread everything for him about 10 times and we just bit the bullet and submitted - he had one correction! So I think basically if you think it looks like others' in your field you'll probably be ok - not ideal though I know!

Thread: Help?

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10-Nov-12, 14:42
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I have to give a 2 hour lecture on writing a literature review this week.

I have all the content, but its going to be SO boring for them. I usually try to break it up every 10-15 mins with a practical hands-on task. but I can't think of anything!

I have one task, which is basically a block of texts with no references in and I want to them to say where they'd add them.

but apart from that I'm stuck! They won't have access to PCs/the internet either so I can't do any "find an article on xyz" tasks either

Any ideas?

Thread: Giving job to someone from same institution...

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22-Oct-12, 23:20
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Just to note, I didn't get my job in the same institution (but I did know people in the department here already) - I think it was good for me to spread my wings though, I was in danger of being treated like the 'phd student/dogsbody' for the next 10 years otherwise.

Also, I got a lectureship and can definitely see the positives in postdocs now - they give you time to research and hone some publications. My experience of the lectureship so far is that there is NO ONE to support you - you're researching on your own which is a bit daunting and it is very hard to get time around teaching to do any work. Although it does obviously offer better security (i.e. not an 18-24 month contract)

Thread: Giving job to someone from same institution...

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22-Oct-12, 17:47
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early career researchers only need to submit 1 paper for REF 2014, so you'll be sorted. I was pretty much hired because I have a reasonably good publication for the REF.

I was very enthusiastic, but confident (not cocky) in my interview - I think my stage of my career helped me - I sat in the waiting room with post-docs with 3 years post-doc experience and huge research portfolios, but I guess they wanted someone who they could mould a little, had the publication and also was interested and excited about the role! - many of the other candidates were looking at it as a stepping stone to going to the U.S. or something.

Thread: Giving job to someone from same institution...

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22-Oct-12, 17:29
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I think you are FAR more likely to get it if you already know the institution, have taught in it etc. - even if it just helps tailor your interview answers i.e. when they say "how can you contribute" you can say "well I can teach on module XYZ" - whereas other candidates have to be far more vague with their answers.

Having said that, if someone turns up with amazing publications - and they're recruiting in time for REF submission, then I wouldn't count your chickens.

Good Luck!

Thread: How can I be less annoying?

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22-Oct-12, 15:27
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posted about 5 years ago
I am of course a compulsive liar however 8-)

Thread: How can I be less annoying?

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22-Oct-12, 15:27
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I'd just blame it on someone else e.g.

"oh did you all get that email? the one from health and safety? the woman said she had come past the office and its a complete fire and trip risk what with all the paper and boxes everywhere and she's given us five days to sort it out - what a pain! Hang on, I'll try and find the email - oh no I must have deleted it! Didn't you get it? Oh well, we'll have to sort it out tomorrow. I'll get some boxes and some shredding bags and we can all sort it out over some tea and cake"

job done.

Thread: Hair loss

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04-Oct-12, 19:29
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posted about 5 years ago
The first thing to think about is whether you are actually experiencing hairloss- i.e. can you see thinning or is it just that you've noticed more hairs on your hairbrush etc. - if the latter then it really could just be your mind and the stress of thinking your losing hair may well be adding to it!

I'd second going to the doctors. PCOS causes hairloss and 1 in 10 women have it.
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