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Thread: Is a PhD really right for me?

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05-Apr-16, 15:12
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If you are determined to do the PhD then you will. Otherwise, probably not. It sounds like you need to decide whether you want to, and then see about what you can do to get you motivated again.

Thread: Doubts regarding continuing or not the PhD

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04-Apr-16, 10:17
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A lot of people I knew weren't enjoying their PhD at 3 months - myself included, actually. Then it got better. It's worth hanging in there if it is what you want. On the other hand, if you think you will want to quit it every time things get tough, then you may as well quit now since there'll be plenty more of that ahead!
Bottom line - do you want to do your PhD? I think you will start to enjoy it if you persevere. : ) At this stage, maybe talk to someone you find inspiring or motivating - an old advisor or lecturer for example. That could help. Also, with the tasks at hand (e.g., lit report) set yourself small achievable goals/sections. Good luck!!!

Thread: Citing personal communication in your paper

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03-Apr-16, 10:06
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Thank you - good to know. I will check with the individual then out of etiquette I think, even if the journal itself doesn't ask for it. No, it is not general advice or acknowledgement or thanks - it is personal communication!

Thread: SPSS Help?!?!

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31-Mar-16, 12:54
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I don't think so, if the data are completely anonymous e.g., variable name and a bunch of numbers. People use data for examples in lectures and in textbooks even. But you could always ask your supervisor or a colleague to check it.

Thread: another thing I need to get off my chest - needy friends

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31-Mar-16, 11:04
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Hi Satchi

I have had a similar situation with a needy friend. I stopped responding to emails and calls etc, and just really let it cool down. When I did respond I emphasised how busy I'd been etc. I had to harden my heart to the guilt I was feeling (at the same time as feeling utterly irritated with the friend! - such a horrible conflict!). Anyway, we seem to have struck quite a happy balance now. The friend doesn't write me such long emails so frequently (I felt like I was being used as a diary actually), and I reply as and when I want to. I was really careful though because, although it was driving me insane, I did not want to lose the friendship.

Good luck!

Thread: Applying for PhDs... is it normal to feel like I'm losing my mind?

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31-Mar-16, 10:48
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Hi Likewhat. It was a really stressful time for me too. I knew it was what I wanted to do but set backs sort of hit you in the face and leave you wondering if you should keep trying or not. My advice is, if it is really what you want to do, don't give up. You could chase and find out when they will let you know by. I think it does good to let them know you are eager - no harm anyway. It is completely normal to feel like you're feeling - but don't let it take over - do something else, watch a movie, look at what other options are out there for your Plan B. Good luck!!!!

Thread: Citing personal communication in your paper

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31-Mar-16, 10:03
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Thanks for your reply. Hmmm, I don't think so. I am sorted with the what to write part - it was defo personal communication about a specific aspect of how something works. My question is though - is it ok to go ahead and say that in my paper, or should I ask permission from the individual first.

Thread: Citing personal communication in your paper

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31-Mar-16, 09:06
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Hello all

I understand the technical rules about how to cite personal communication with another academic in a paper. However, are there some informal rules/etiquette to abide by also? I had some email correspondence about how to use a particular tool, and the author of the tool gave me some advice. So I have cited that as personal communication in my paper (due to be submitted for publication shortly). I just wondered though if I should have asked him first whether or not that could be cited?

I'd be grateful if you could answer if you have experience or knowledge of this - not just opinions.

Cheers everyone!

Thread: SPSS Help?!?!

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30-Mar-16, 21:14
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You can email me if you like and if it is not going to take a long time. :) What exactly is it that you need checking - just that variables are entered correctly?

Thread: Need advice with ethical matters (unintentional plagiarism & intentional dishonesty)

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30-Mar-16, 21:11
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In fact, even at primary school we knew we were not allowed to just copy a book word for word!

Thread: Need advice with ethical matters (unintentional plagiarism & intentional dishonesty)

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30-Mar-16, 17:57
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Wow, I am shocked... Sounds more like a collage than a piece of academic writing!

Thread: Need advice with ethical matters (unintentional plagiarism & intentional dishonesty)

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30-Mar-16, 15:52
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If it helps, pretty much all the international PhD students I know weren't aware of the plagiarism rules and thought what you were describing was ok.


I don't want to dispute this - but how can making up data and copying and pasting someone else's words ever be thought of as OK?!

Thread: Need advice with ethical matters (unintentional plagiarism & intentional dishonesty)

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30-Mar-16, 13:27
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I agree. Say nothing but never attempt to get it published and never do anything like that again!

Thread: Can you cite a conference poster?!

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29-Mar-16, 11:29
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Good tips, thanks all.

Thread: Can you cite a conference poster?!

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28-Mar-16, 19:14
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Hello... Can you cite a conference poster? I've seen conference talks cited, but not posters. Has anyone does this in their thesis/academic paper? Cheers
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