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Hehe, sounds confusing! Mine was a bit similar! I had stopped working with one supervisor and had a new primary supervisor assigned and all sorts of confusion as well. I just acknowledged them all in what seemed like the best order. No point in accidentally offending somebody. They probably all did give at least a tiny bit of input at some stage. If not sure of what order to put them in, maybe base it on the order they would be listed as authors if you were to publish a paper from your thesis and they were all to be named on it. Hope that helps.
I looked into this recently for a paper, and wherever I found the answer (probably APA manual) told me to do this:
"We did X, which was considered appropriate as it
was just short of the length of the shortest sample (J. Bloggs, personal communication,
August 27, 2015)."
And it was not listed in the references at the end, just in the text.
If you are referring to actual data then the best place to check might be a recently published meta-analysis. Often authors contact researchers for unpublished data and include it in their meta-analysis (if it is a very thorough one that is trying to account for publication bias and include all possible relevant data). If you can find a paper like this you can just copy how they cite the data and then whether and how they put it in the reference list at the end. It shouldn't be hard to find one.
Is your PhD funded? If so you may be able to apply for funding for the research assistant. I hired a research assistant for one of my PhD studies and was able to pay her at the typical rate (about £15 per hour), covered by my research budget. I had not stipulated that I would need an RA beforehand (ie when I wrote my proposal), but it was still OK to call the research council admin team and check with them, and then fill out the expenses form. If this is not an option with you then I'd be asking my research supervisor. Often they have a pot of money that can be used to help toward these things. They want the research produced to be high quality too. Hope this helps.
I really think you would need to hire research assistants to transcribe and translate the language use. That is assuming that the participants will be producing sentences. Unless your experiment simply involves them producing single words to label or describe or pictures or similar (in that case it might be possible for you to learn the words and do it yourself), I can't see how you would be able to do this without having research assistants who can do the translation for you.
Ps. Looking at papers that report similar experiments will probably show that this is what others have done (unless one of the authors happened to know the target language and could do the translation).
I have zero knowledge on welding qualifications but I have done vocational training before, and I think the best bet is for your son to identify several companies that do the exact work he wants to do, and ask what would be the best qualifications / courses to go for. Maybe some of the companies will even offer apprenticeships.
Hope this helps!
Thank you AmITAA! :)
Thanks Rewt - I appreciate your response. It's literally the interpretation of the output I need for categorical variables with more two levels. It's dead simple when there's two levels (eg. treatment vs control), as the first can be interpreted by the value of the intercept, and the second is the value of the predictor (in the output table I mean), and if it's significant then there was a sig diff between the two conditions. But when there's three levels you have to mess around with coding and somehow interpret it differently. I'll figure it out. Just being lazy and not trying hard enough to follow the online tutorials. It's R I'm using and I shouldn't have said anova in the title of my post as it's mixed regression (using the lme4 package) - although I thought maybe it might be similar to interpreting the output of anova so I put that too.
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