Username: amcnamara4 Send personal mail
Subject area: Social Sciences
Pursuing degree: Doctoral
Looking for internship opportunities for psychometrics/educational assessment. I have the lists from NCME/AERA and have done the google search, but I wanted to see what else is out there. Any help is appreciated, though I would especially like one that would allow me to do the work at my home university.
What is the best way to start writing a research proposal with at least 50 references. After reading couple of articles or papers, I tend to forget the previous ones, even though I take notes every time I finish reading a paper. Kindly advise the best strategy to adopt. My area of investigation is Human Factors.
I just finished reading "Demystifying Your Dissertation" by Peg Boyle. I found it to be really helpful in laying out a structured way to take notes, outline, write, and revise. I am just starting my dissertation, and I am actually feeling more confident about doing it after reading this book. I think it would help you organize your thoughts on individual sources and then be able to access them easily when you need to write. Good luck,
I've tried a bunch and lately I'm liking Mendelay. Very similar to Zotero, but you get 1GB for free instead of just 100MB. There's desktop, mobile, and web access.
I don't do qualitative work, but a professor in my program does a lot of analysis of diary information from middle school students. You might want to do a search along those lines.
How does everyone feel about adding your degree letters behind your name? (IE: John Smith, MBA.) When is it appropriate and when it is not? Also, what do you call yourself before you advance to candidacy in a doctoral program?
I use my letters for anything formal, but it can get a little crazy if you're listing everything (e.g. I have B.S., MA, MA), so I think you generally only go with highest earned.
Where I am we are listed as "Doctoral Student" until we pass our comprehensive exams, after which we become "Candidate".