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Viva here I mean the research proposal, sorry.
I attended this presentation where the presenter was defending his PhD research proposal. One of the panel members admitted that he's not in the field but he said that the candidate's proposal doesn't relate to candidate's field, he continued to say that the research is not a part of the field. In a gist, he was basically saying, the research is not suitable or maybe irrelevant to the field.
How on earth would the examiner know that the research is even related to the field? He's not even in the field!?
The presenter just stood there feeling shock and didn't know what to do He was just all silent, really cripple-looking : /
I went home feeling a bit upset because I think it's unfair for the examiner to say things like that. If I'm not mistaken, his position is to check the structure of the proposal (whether it's written clearly, follow to procedures of the Uni, etc), not to say that the research is something-something.
Is the examiner correct doing this? Should I be worried?
Well, I submitted a paper recently for publication, and according to the place of submission, the paper needs a payment for both registration and publication.
Who pays for the paper registration and publication actually? My supervisor or me? Both of our names are on the paper, and I'm designated as the 1st author.
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'These people' I mean Assoc. Professors and perhaps, some Asst. Professors, not including Professors.
Did they publish every single day to get that number of publications!?
How am I going to catch up to them? :/ So many works have been published by them and they are not even full Professors yet :/
I've always heard that if you don't have a 'substantial' amount of work, you'd be downgraded to an MPhil, but what does 'don't have substantial amount of work' mean?
Can a 300-500 page thesis be downgraded to an MPhil? I know it's not about the quantity but more of the quality, but 300-500 page of thesis should have a considerable amount of novel discussion and output.
Thank you for the reply; yeah, being critical is important. If we don't be critical, then they will say our paper is weak :/
If I had it my way, I'd blast his paper to shreds lol. But I do have it my way; it is after all my paper and my analysis. But still I'm a bit worried : (
It's for both publication and a part of the thesis.
I contacted this Prof. from a different Uni for his paper and he was very nice and sweet (from his email) to forward me his paper (which is not available online).
Now, I'm a bit worried to 'disagree' with him or I'm being overly critical and attacking :/
Although X has mentioned (so and so), the author has no empirical (something). The author has also not (something). X's method could not be found (something disadvantage/negative).
Would I make any enemies from this? lol :/
*reading back I sound (a bit) silly lol, but I just want some views on this :/
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