I have started to realise that the PhD experience in its most true sense can be enriching and rewarding. As much as the journey is life changing, it could be fraught with challenges and unforeseen pot holes. As young academics we are constantly under the proverbial “publish or perish” gun. The waters could get even … More PhD life without data
Originally posted on The Research Whisperer:
Photo by Tseen Khoo Many people lament the growing scarcity of collegiality in our working lives. Many declare, in varying shades of purple prose, that it has been sacrificed on the altar of economic rationalism and for the missions of our managerial universities. Research stars and groups get imported into institutions, often breeding…
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This post brings together a number of things that I’ve come to see as important for research students. They are based on what I know from research I’ve done, literature I’ve read, experience as a supervisor, and conversations with many students and supervisors at universities around the world. Constantly looking…
I read about something that resonated with my current state – the muddy middle. This is the conceptualisation of liminality. Liminality is a state of in-between-ness and ambiguity. I completely identify with this state. As a novice PhD student , I am still lurking on the outskirts of the academic scholarly world. I have not yet got … More In the muddy middle
I undertook this course with a lot of trepidation and wondered whether it was really worth spending my valuable study time (8am-10- 12am) on this. Surprise or may be not one really, but utterly loved the first module and proud to have completed it last night. #survivephd15 is a god-send for novice PhD students like … More Module 1 of How to survive your PhD
This is my very first post. I feel like a little chick stepping out of its shell in the big wide world for the first time. I have promised myself to be a regular blogger so it helps me with my PhD proposal. If there are tricks to keeping me on track, would love to … More Hello world!