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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:40 pm 
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My fiancee and soon to be wife will be working her way through a school psychology PhD program so I am interested to hear suggestions for the other end of the relationship as well :-) She gained admission to a combined masters-PhD program and will be in school quite a while.


Indeed, congrats! That's impressive!

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Skating_Lientje wrote:
I'm finishing off my last days of work this week, before heading off to the south of France, where I will join my parents for two weeks. It's a kind of self-inflicted isolation, so I can write 24/7 on my PhD, while I have lovely parents taking care of me (cooking meals, giving me some company when I come up for air after a write-session that lasted several hours)...
What more does a hard working PhD student/full time employed civil servant ask for?

Well maybe a boyfriend, to relieve stress in some other ways, but that might distract me as well, so maybe the staying at my parents' place really is a good idea ;-).

Any advice from you guys how to be the most productive in this marathon of sorts?


How did it go with you thesis? Did you get as much done as you wanted? :)


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Jewels wrote:
How did it go with you thesis? Did you get as much done as you wanted? :)

I can't complain. I didn't get as much done as I had hoped, but what I got done, I'm really happy with.
I hadn't counted on the fact that doing statistics was going to take soooo much time. But the two chapters (one with the theory, one with the actual results) that I got finished (well, almost finished) I'm happy with.

Thanks for asking btw, makes me feel very welcome ;).

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I hadn't counted on the fact that doing statistics was going to take soooo much time.

Heh, I know *that* feeling. It's better to get it done properly and rigorously than cut corners, though!


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Heh, I know *that* feeling. It's better to get it done properly and rigorously than cut corners, though!

You don't have to tell a perfectionist like myself...
But I did my best, even though I'm no statistician...

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You don't have to tell a perfectionist like myself...
But I did my best, even though I'm no statistician...

Yeah, not really directed at you so much as the vast number of published studies with rubbish stats in. Personal bugbear, that one.


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Yeah, not really directed at you so much as the vast number of published studies with rubbish stats in. Personal bugbear, that one.

Feel like reviewing my two stat chapters of my PhD? ;) You can get the rubbish stats out of them...

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Skating_Lientje wrote:
Feel like reviewing my two stat chapters of my PhD? ;) You can get the rubbish stats out of them...

Sure, how much are you offering? =)
More seriously, Bad Science by Ben Goldacre and The Tiger That Isn't by Michael Blastland and Andrew Dilnot are both great, readable books which cover the most glaring statistical errors that crop up, although one would hope you're capable of not making those anyway!


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Since it's the Off-topic topic, i would like to share with you, music lovers, my SoundCloud where you can find some of my demos or schoolworks.

http://soundcloud.com/orneon

It's mostly unfinished songs needing a lot more work but i hope you enjoy it anyway !

Every music on my SC can be downloaded but "unfortunately" some are in .wav so if you want it in .mp3 you'll have to download and convert, or i can make you a mp3 version if really you want that.

As you will see i authorize almost everything with my creations, except of course for commercial purpose. But you surely can take it, use it for non-commercial things, modify it, etc.


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Skating_Lientje wrote:
I can't complain. I didn't get as much done as I had hoped, but what I got done, I'm really happy with.
I hadn't counted on the fact that doing statistics was going to take soooo much time. But the two chapters (one with the theory, one with the actual results) that I got finished (well, almost finished) I'm happy with.

Thanks for asking btw, makes me feel very welcome ;).

Elin


Congrats on getting it done! That's a huge milestone. I find with big projects, I can never be fully satisfied, so if I even get close to feeling like the project is done I know I accomplished something. :)

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