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@afterthehyphen do you mean mainly to search for papers? Someone on the Fedi recently recommended Base:

Is there a good, no-university-login, non-google alternative to

I use it on the regular, but would love to move away from google if possible.

Hello scholars! Do you want to be my writing partner?

I'm going to work through Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks and it would be helpful (in fact it's recommended!) to have a writing partner working through the book at the same time.

it's written for people in the social sciences and humanities, but I'm doing ecology/evolution. Also, I'll take > 12 weeks.

(please boost if you have scientist/academic followers)

Scholar Social meta (recent spambots) 

Teachers Pay Teachers but it's a free exchange of ideas and materials because we're post-capitalist and all have incomes large enough to sustain ourselves and our families without having to invent and invest in a side-hustle.

Considering whether participants in an approach-avoidance study may mitigate better, though artificially, due to the foreknowledge of the study.

OR if knowing that how they perform will impact not just their own grades, but the study itself will create a kind of meta-approach-avoidance where they shut down completely.

Dear every university:

Stop bestowing crummy email addresses on us with arbitrary character limits that erase our surnames just because they're "too long" and let us tell you how we would prefer to be referenced.

Really bored of scientific research about gender/attitude that limits itself to "woman" vs "man."

Fellow non-PhD doctoral hopefuls (EdD here) does it drive you to distraction when folks constantly mislabel your terminal degree despite countless explanations and corrections?

I’m 50/50 on “let it go” and “break the tyranny of the PhD as the only ~viable~ terminal degree.”

Anyone else balancing PhD with family, work, and household maintenance? Anyone else not balancing particularly well?

One of my 8th grade honors students galaxy-brained the whole gif/gif thing yesterday.

Him: It’s actually pronounced “IF.” The “g” is silent.
Me: You mean like “gIF” you’re having this argument you need a better hobby?

Reasons why citations appear in papers 

Sometimes I just really wish journal articles were written "discussion" & "results" first because honestly that's where I find out if these are actually the data I'm looking for.

Then give me methods & procedures. And then I guess the lit review.

How would you phrase a search where you are trying to find articles about students' desire to please their teachers?

I'm anecdotally convinced that high achieving students trend strongly toward people-pleasing behaviors, and I want to include actual data in my considerations section regarding student interview data and possible less-than-honest responses.

So far my vocabulary gymnastics are not yielding results at all with what I actually need.

today i learned 

*Taps 🎤 * if you're designing for college students, many may not have their own laptops. Those that do may not have _nice_ laptops/computers. Test. Your. Stuff. In. Computer. Labs. Test on free library computers. What looks great on your BEAUTIFUL designer/developer Mac may look like shit on these.

#JournalClub 2018 October 

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