The One Goal Thread

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08-Apr-10, 14:26
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posted about 9 years ago
I'm not sure about doing well, personally, Sneaks. It would appear that, in my haste to use yet another questionnaire development technique, I never actually thought about exactly how I was going to analyse, present and clearly show how I am going to use said data to inform my decision making. And, I think because I'm being punished for being an evil dictator in a past life, it appears that there are no clear guidelines on how to do this - doh! So it looks like I'll be using dubious data matrix displays recommended by Miles and Hubermann (1994) and just hoping for the best. Never mind...:$
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08-Apr-10, 14:29
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by sneaks
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posted about 9 years ago
I HATE miles and huberman, I never got my head around that stupid book. I need clear instructions, not 'you could do this' blah. i use a technique that looks at differences in how people explain things if that helps
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08-Apr-10, 14:52
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posted about 9 years ago
i wish i could help with the questionaire thing but I've not got a clue about that stuff...yet again I've still done no work, due to having to go into town and get stuff for tomorrow, and then i took myself off to the gym for a circuits class...I now can hardly move, my shoulders are throbbing and I'm afraid to stand up from my chair in case I fall right over...maybe that might be just what I need to keep me at the desk and doing work! :-) and 12 tomatoes are good wally, I'm aiming for a target of 16/18 in a day though, maybe I'll work my way up slowly so I'll get there in about 2 months....
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08-Apr-10, 15:00
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posted about 9 years ago
Quote From walminskipeasucker:


Goal number 2 = Ask someone in the know whether doing 12 tomatoes a day is good for PhD work? Anyone?


12 is about what I do. I try and aim for 14 but over the week if I'm honest it averages out at 12. It is focussed work, compared to messing around on the internet for half of my day so it must be good!

I reached my writing goal- 500 words done.

I will now do 2 pieces of transcription before going aqua jogging at 4.30.
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08-Apr-10, 15:06
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by sneaks
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posted about 9 years ago
aqua jogging! That sounds amazing. Alas, I have a debilitating genetic problem of laziness :-(

Never reached 12 Wal, 8 was my best. I can't seem to sit for that long. Maybe I have ADHD or something. Although at the mo I'm using number of sentences coded as a mytomatoes substitute. Having a break every 10 sentences (they take ages!)
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08-Apr-10, 15:29
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posted about 9 years ago
I've got a meeting with my supervisors on Monday, so I'll tell them I have 12 tomatoes a day (and that that's considered around about okay) and see what they say to that.
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08-Apr-10, 15:34
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posted about 9 years ago
I have reached my goal of inputting the data from my questionnaires. 107 of them. I'm shocked really, because I'm pretty sure I only printed and gave out 100. 7 seem to have miraculously appeared from nowhere.

My next goal is to print a form... do nothing for a bit... fill it in, and then maybe head home to go training.
posted
08-Apr-10, 15:43
by sneaks
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posted about 9 years ago
jinkim, I can't even imagine doing the amoung of physical activity that you do. I nearly started jogging last week, but the urge went away as the easter eggs rolled in :$
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08-Apr-10, 16:22
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posted about 9 years ago
What are you training for Jinkim?

Iv'e not been aqua jogging before but it looks fun! I'm off regular running until I see the physio on Monday.

Well I didn't meet my transcription goal, because technology failed me and I couldn't get to the files I needed without a lot of messing about. So I read half a paper instead. All in all a bit of a poor day. I did 10 tomatoes.
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08-Apr-10, 16:32
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posted about 9 years ago
Okay - I made changes to my paper. Didn't do all the refs as I needed to get it to my sup asap. But I'm going to count that as goal 2 done.
Now I'm twiddling my thumbs a bit as I can't really do much until he gives me feedback (supposedly he is going to read it straightaway and email back). Goal limbo...
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08-Apr-10, 16:41
by sneaks
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posted about 9 years ago
Quote From star-shaped:

What are you training for Jinkim?

Iv'e not been aqua jogging before but it looks fun! I'm off regular running until I see the physio on Monday.

Well I didn't meet my transcription goal, because technology failed me and I couldn't get to the files I needed without a lot of messing about. So I read half a paper instead. All in all a bit of a poor day. I did 10 tomatoes.


ooh if you are transcribing, download transcription buddy and use the 'automatic pause' function on it. Its free to download and when the trial runs out, just uninstall, then reinstall and you get another free trial (I've been using it for 4 years).
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08-Apr-10, 17:26
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posted about 9 years ago
lol sneaks, it's great being a poor student isn't it!

Well, I return with success this time, I have done goal 1, yay! Hopefully I can get goal 2 done tonight, which is to add in the second batch of data to the chapter, but I've got a lovely word file printed out that has exactly what I want to say, but I cannot find the actual computer file anywhere. Not on my memory stick, hard drive, work computer or laptop. I must have deleted it in my infinite wisdom and now I basically have to copy in the printed version. Ah hoo, better than starting from scratch!

keep trucking on everyone!
posted
08-Apr-10, 18:06
by sneaks
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posted about 9 years ago
WOO I've finished another interview. I think I was WAY too optimistic this morning. I will try and get another one done tonight after dinner.

I've set out a tight schedule for tomorrow which should allow me to get 5 done. If I do another 10 over the weekend then I will have done 25/40 by Monday. Then the plan is to avoid sups emails until the remaining 15 are done. :p
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08-Apr-10, 22:30
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posted about 9 years ago
The data matrix display I've selected for analysing and presenting the results of my cognitive interviewing works quite well as it turns out, so it's quite a relief. What isn't quite a relief if the fact that I have another 9 of these interviews to do and they each take an 90 minutes to do - crap sticks. One day...one day I won't have to worry about doing this any more.
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08-Apr-10, 22:37
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posted about 9 years ago
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just think wally, you've already knocked 90 minutes off with the first one done!! and good work sneaks with your interviews, I hope tonights last one is going ok!

I'm slowly getting there with my methods chapter, I keep remembering things that I've done and haven't included so I have added in about another 3 sections and just remembered about another one!! Nearly there though!! I'd love to get it all done before I go away tomorrow but some of the data I need in the office so I don't see me having time to fit it all in! Ah hooo! Just another bit to go tonight!

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