Author Archives: Sarina Kilham

About Sarina Kilham

I'm a Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney. Trained as a social scientist and with a Masters in Sustainable Agriculture, I'm interested in farmer's experiences of growing feedstock for biodiesel production. My research has focused on biodiesel production in Brazil and Timor-Leste. Also on Twitter @sarinakilham and blogging at thequalitativeresearcher.net

Scrivener for Thesis Writing: Comments, Footnotes and Inline Annotations

Comments, Footnotes and Inline Annotations should all have different purposes when you are writing a thesis. A previous post discussed how to use Project Notes and Document Notes to keep your thought organised as you write your thesis. I recommended using … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Thesis Writing:Compose Mode with Floating Inspector or Quick Reference

Compose mode is used to write without distraction from the (very) busy Scrivener interface.  It is easy enough to enter compose mode 1.Click on the section that you wish to work on (write/edit) 2. Click Compose from the top bar … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Thesis Writing: Customise Your Icons

  from Flaticon.com Did you know it’s possible to customise the icons in Scrivener? I’ve customised mine to represent the country flags of the two places that I did my fieldwork (Brazil and Timor-Leste). This makes it visually easy to … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Thesis Writing: Icons

Icons in the Scrivener Binder are a great tool to quickly orientate yourself in your writing. Icons in Scrivener Binder have two functions Icons can tell you some basic information about your writing Icons can visually orientate you to different sections of … Continue reading

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Wish-lists: Scrivener for Thesis Writing

I’m getting ready for a year of blogging Scrivener for Thesis Writing and have a good stock of Scrivener for Thesis Writing posts in the pipeline. But I’m also wondering for those already writing your thesis (either in Scrivener or … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Thesis Writing: Project and Document Notes

One of the tricky aspects of writing a thesis is that you have to bring together a huge amount of information in a way that no-one has done before. This may involve learning about writing as you write it, incorporating … Continue reading

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Slow Scholarship

“the article develops a feminist ethics of care that challenges the isolating effects and embodied work conditions inherent to the increasing demands placed on academics within the neoliberal university.” Continue reading

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Nvivo: Year 1 of your PhD

  Talking with a fellow Doctoral Researcher last week, I was reminded how daunting it can be early in your PhD when you know at some stage you’ll have to learn new software such as Nvivo- but it seems like … Continue reading

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Scrivener For Thesis Writing: Setting Writing Targets

This is one of my favourite features of Scrivener. Actually known as ‘project targets’, Scrivener allows you to set word count targets for the overall project [thesis] and sub-sections within. With this feature you can set a word target for each … Continue reading

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buffering your thesis

Source: buffering your thesis This is a great post about how you might consider pre-planning your thesis structure.

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