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by sarahg
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: PhD Interview advice
Replies: 2
Views: 2128

Re: PhD Interview advice

Hope this isn't too late! I agree with everything Lingua has said... I've interviewed on PhD panels before and general advice is to display an understanding of the research topic (but we aren't expecting you to be an expert), display a passion for research and the topic and have a clear understandin...
by sarahg
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Research etiquette
Replies: 2
Views: 2003

Re: Research etiquette

Hi Lingua,

Did you manage to resolve this?
Hope the fieldwork is going ok :)
by sarahg
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Paper Request - Cyber- bullying and adolescent health
Replies: 1
Views: 1394

Paper Request - Cyber- bullying and adolescent health

Hello all,

Is anybody able to access this paper from The Lancet (Child and Adolescent Health):

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 4217300111
Title: Cyberbullying and adolescent well-being in England: a population-based cross sectional study

Thanks!
by sarahg
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: 13 Reasons why opinion? [trigger warning]
Replies: 10
Views: 4293

Re: 13 Reasons why opinion? [trigger warning]

I really wasn't a fan of this programme, especially considering how hyped up it was. Positives are increased awareness of mental health, an awareness of rape and potential consequences, an awareness of bullying and potential consequenc etc. But I disliked how people were blamed for Hannah taking her...
by sarahg
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Appropriate Qual Method
Replies: 3
Views: 2334

Re: Appropriate Qual Method

If you're not interested in identifying themes you could do content analyses?
by sarahg
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Dissertation idea - help!
Replies: 28
Views: 8450

Re: Dissertation idea - help!

Even though people above have good points I would have concerns about this project for the following reasons: Also I don't think you can get away with doing simple correlation studies, because the tag "musician" is potentially very broad to the point of meaninglessness in the context of something l...
by sarahg
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Dissertation idea - help!
Replies: 28
Views: 8450

Re: Dissertation idea - help!

I think you really need to decide whether you are interested in a) whether playing a musical instrument predicts mental well-being or b) whether there is a difference in mental well-being scores in different groups (i.e. plays musical instrument vs not). I'd be inclined to go for a, for several reas...
by sarahg
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Dissertation idea - help!
Replies: 28
Views: 8450

Re: Dissertation idea - help!

If you want to control for the confounds, just collect the data on them and stick them in a regression to control for their impact :)
by sarahg
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: PhD Studentship
Replies: 3
Views: 3151

Re: PhD Studentship

My top tip would be do NOT do a PhD if you are using it as a stepping-stone for DClinPsy.

Yes, people do have PhD's when they apply for DClinPsy, but this a long and tough way to approach getting onto the DClinPsy. PhDs are not easy and require a lot of self-motivation.
by sarahg
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy
Replies: 614
Views: 241846

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy

Good Lucky everybody :)

p.s. Didn't there used to be a rule about not posting your course selections until you had an update (I guess it's a bit too late now!)?
by sarahg
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: PhD Application
Replies: 2
Views: 2601

Re: PhD Application

In addition to advice above I would also add in what you hope to achieve post-PhD. Remember a PhD is like an investment for a university. They want to see that their investment will be worthwhile, so somewhere in your application you need to highlight your plans to publish (you could also mention th...
by sarahg
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Publication Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 2826

Re: Publication Issues

Hi,

I'm a little confused by your post, but I would pull your submission from that journal and resubmit elsewhere.
Just email saying your withdrawing the submission.


Edit: Don't submit to two journals. It's not a wise idea for a number of reasons.
by sarahg
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9098
Views: 1602267

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1 - 5.) I passed my viva with minor corrections. It wasn't the ordeal I was imagining - they were actually pretty easy questions, with one tough one that made me wobble a bit. It was like getting fed a succession of marshmallows followed by an unexpected gobstopper. Now exhaustion has come crashing...
by sarahg
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9098
Views: 1602267

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

[quote="lingua_franca"] 3.) I've taken the decision to leave my course, as my adviser wants a formal meeting to discuss my "readiness to fulfil the course attendance requirements"...because my PhD viva is booked for a teaching day. Some students have missed lectures for hangovers, and I'm getting pu...
by sarahg
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Will travelling affect my chances?
Replies: 5
Views: 2959

Re: Will travelling affect my chances?

I have never heard anybody say 'Oh I really wish I hadn't gone travelling for X months/years', I always hear 'Oh I really wish I had gone travelling before X, Y, Z....'. Just do it, and enjoy!