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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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, […]

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, […]

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