UHeye

Reflections on e-learning and digital resources from a perspective of activities at the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland.

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Giving feedback

For the supervisor, feedback is perhaps the most difficult aspect of the whole supervision process. The intention of feedback is to enable the recipient to […]

Setting the tone of academic writing

There is a lot of nonsense talked about “academic writing” in some circles. A central myth is that it needs to be “complex”. In fact, […]

Setting a routine

I think it was Graham Greene who used to say that he aimed to write 500 words every day. The novels were soon created. This […]

Starting to write-up

Sorting the structure When is the best time to start writing the PhD dissertation? This really depends on what you have to say that is […]

Getting research ethics approval

Once the research question(s) and the probable method(s) of gathering new data have been established, the next stage in any research process is to ensure […]

Data analysis

The data analysis stage is one of the main research areas where the supervisory team can really make a significant contribution to assisting the research […]

Storing and archiving data

When I was doing my own PhD, I had a filing cabinet with three or four drawers, and even then I had hundreds of photocopies […]

Recording data

Firstly, I’m aware that I have broken the first ‘rule’ of blogging, which is to keep the posts short, and keep them coming regularly, but […]

The things other people say…

Some light-hearted relief over the summer months, and still on the topic of PhD supervision, here are a few blogs that are worth dipping into: […]

Pilot studies

Before rushing off to take the final leap into the swimming-pool of the main data gathering exercise, it is usually advisable to conduct a quick […]

Getting research ethics approval

Teaching research ethics is almost impossible. Teaching someone about ethics is a different matter, but unless a person actually understands why ethical standards are essential, […]

What methods will help to answer the research question?

This is where it gets hard, not simply because the research student is venturing out into the unknown, but also because selecting the methods through […]

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