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- an exercise in willpower
- things to do during your #phd – sit on a university committee
- sift and sort – a revision strategy for a problem paper
- things to do during your #PhD – work collaboratively on a ‘side project’
- conclusions – practice getting to the point(s)
- an ethnographer and photographer walk into a bar – creative photography and research
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- the writer’s tic – it’s all about the invisible gorilla
- writer’s block
- the part time doctorate- no glory in the ph without the d
- research as/in everyday life
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- aims and objectives - what's the difference?
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- what not to do in a thesis conclusion, part one: christmas present five
- writing the introduction to a journal article
- concluding the journal article
- connecting chapters/chapter introductions
- using metacommentary to specify your contribution: christmas present three
Category Archives: theory
Dissertation examiners always check the methods chapter or methodological writings carefully. And the more the doctorate is seen as research training, the more important it will be for examiners to make sure that the relevant writings in the thesis really … Continue reading
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We all know what a palette cleanser is right? We’re academics so we must have encountered the ubiquitous sorbet either in chilly reality or on one of those food porn tele programmes :)? Or we’ve been to a wine tasting … Continue reading