PhD: Is it normal? (5 months in)
@phdlife It's roughly 5 months since I started with my PhD, and apart from defending a research proposal, I feel like I've mostly been downloading articles and staring into the middle distance. Am I the only one?
PhD: Question abt reading speed
@phdlife What's your average speed of reading an article for research purposes? I'm feeling rather underdeveloped at 3-4 hours per paper 😬
PhD rant. Reference to alcoholism.
@phdlife Is it an unwritten rule in #academia and #highered that #Reviewer2 absolutely *has* to drive you back to booze by insisting that your proposed #PhD study *must* address their interest – even when their interests are exactly contrary to your study? I'm going to need stronger coffee to survive #PhDlife after 14 years of #sobriety.
PhD Proposal: Defence
Getting ready to defend my PhD proposal in #education where I combine best practice in Game Design processes with #DBR (Design-based Research) to define my research design. I'm using Plowright's #FraIM (Framework for Integrated Methodologies) to tie everything together. Expecting the Action-based research panelist to know what I'm on about, and possibly grill me for not choosing them as my supervisor. Any tips on soothing potentially hostile bigwig egos? #phdlife #phdchat
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