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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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Scrivener for Thesis Writing: Bibliographic Software [Endnote]

It is possible to use Scrivener and bibliographic software. I’m most familiar with Endnote, so this tutorial will focus on Endnote, though I’m sure that you could adapt it to other software. Note: Scrivener does not do CWYW – it … Continue reading

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Working with a two-track mind

This might seem counter-intuitive but to focus I seem to need to be super-distracted Continue reading

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Scrap Booking Your Thesis Thoughts

Much of the advice about doing a PhD and in particular the ‘writing the thesis’ part involves doing mindmaps, network diagrams, scribbles, drawings – any type of visualisation technique that will allow you to break from the 2 dimensional linear-word-on-page and get out that 3 dimensional understanding that you have of your research. Continue reading

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Coding through your embarrassment

Anyone who has had to listen their own recorded voice will relate to this. It’s the cringe factor and embarrassment of hearing your own voice, mannerisms and ‘research-self’ in your research recordings. I’ve never heard anyone say oh, but I … Continue reading

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