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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Posts by UHeye

Reviewing and revising

One of the strange but common occurrences in producing large pieces of writing is that the writer frequently becomes so close to the text that […]

Appendices and archives

As with every piece of substantial research, it can be a problem to decide what needs to stay in the main text and what can […]

Checking references and citations

It is amazing how many students get into a muddle over the simple process of ensuring accurate links to the supporting evidence for their claims. […]

Conclusions and recommendations

For a PhD, indeed for most academic research, the researcher is judged more on the quality and justification of the research method, rather than getting […]

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 […]

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