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Scrivener for Thesis Writing:Getting Started on Writing (or death to the blank page)

As a thesis writer, I’ve discovered a lot about writing, myths about writing and even some pedagogy about writing. I’ve received much advice about writing and struggled with it. The best books I’ve read has been Kamler & Thomson 2014 … 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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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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Using Keywords in Scrivener [1 of 2]

I use keywords alot in Scrivener to doing my literature review. Keywords are essentially tags and can be extremely useful for gathering different ideas across various documents- however, there are a couple of practices that you need to implement from … 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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