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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Areas for future research

There comes a time in drawing together the conclusions of any piece of research, whether it is a long PhD study or a shorter project, […]

Going beyond

Perhaps surprisingly to most novice researchers, a research degree does not need to provide “the complete answer” to a problematic question, only to demonstrate the […]

Interpreting the data

Building on existing knowledge A key role of any supervisor is helping the research student to bridge the gap between the fundamentals about what is […]

Establishing the storyline

One of the first things that both the supervisors and the research students need to remember is that although the dissertation is the justification of […]

How to Illustrate your results

When I was writing up my own PhD (in the antediluvian days before personal computers, desktop publishing software, or graphics packages!) I was given a […]

Using statistics in research

For me, the golden, unbreakable rule is, never use any statistics if you do not really understand what they mean! This might seem obvious, but […]

Timing and deadlines

As the student gets towards the end stages of creating the dissertation, it might seem odd to return to the issues of timing and deadlines, […]

Reportage or commentary?

  When the time comes to reveal your research results in writing, there are two basic choices, and the writer needs to decide upon one […]

Starting to get results – Building the picture

Take a step backwards. Perhaps the most confusing part of any research project is when some results start to emerge – but this is also […]

Editing – deciding what to keep

Deciding what actually needs to be in the final version of the text in a dissertation or a journal paper can be a tough job. […]

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, […]

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