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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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Birthing the Thesis vs Birth

There is a common analogy between writing a thesis and giving birth. Several bloggers have talked about the long process of creating their ‘thesis baby’ and a their real baby.  And whilst I can relate to this analogy to some … Continue reading

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Endnote X7 – annoying aspects.

I’ve upgraded to Endnote X7 and here are some things I’ve found that annoy me. Annotation Removal:  I often add a little annotation “sticky note” to the document to mark where I was up to in reading it – especially … Continue reading

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R U Ok? Wanna grab a coffee?

R U Ok day is still 9 months away, but I think we should be asking our fellow students this question at the  beginning of the year. Mental Health is an important issue for postgrads & feeling anxiety, stress, depression … Continue reading

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Research Equity & a Phd Meltdown.

My university has a Research Equity Initiative – it’s a pretty good initiative and its aims to “to support researchers with carer responsibilities, and to promote gender equity in research at UTS.”  Here is the blurb from the official website … Continue reading

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Cappuccinos and ear-plugs

I’m very lucky in that my research institute provides a great study space for PhD students- each student has their own desk and computer, we have a tea-room, a pin to access uni out of hours, bicycle parking, a shower, … Continue reading

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Welcome to My First Post

Hi and Welcome to my first post on “Qualitative PhD Research”. I’m a Phd researcher/scholar/candidate and my research is qualitative- very messy, very flexible, cross-cultural, multi-lingual, across several continents and time-zones using video, audio, action research, local collaboration (at this … Continue reading

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