UHeye

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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, […]

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 […]

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