Tag «dissertation»

What Do I Do With a Revise & Resubmit?

When you submit a manuscript for publication, you’re two most likely outcomes are: (a) reject and (b) revise and resubmit. Ideally, you will find yourself in a revise and resubmit situation more often than not. Do you know that it is extremely rare to get an accept/accept with revisions based on your initial submission? You …

Academic Writing Tips: Getting Organized

Starting today, and coming at you every Thursday, I’m going to be highlighting specific issues as it relates to teaching and mentoring at the doctoral and assistant professor level. This will include things like specific teaching techniques/issues that are aimed at teaching doctoral classes, what it means to be a mentor, and tips for writing …

Comprehensive Exams: The Lack of Authenticity

Recently, I had a conversation with a doctoral student where we talked about the comprehensive exam experience. Comprehensive exams are never a fun time during the doctoral process, and they always produce some stress. However, I’d never really thought about them in terms of their authenticity until this conversation. Now, each university/program/etc…will have its own …

August Video Update

At the end of each month, I do a brief overview of the videos posted to my You Tube Channel. Here’s the run down for August: I have two main themes this month in my videos. First, I have continued to develop videos related to finding a job in academia – aimed at doctoral students …

Your Data is a Pile of Crap

Recently, I was trying to help a doc student revise the methods section of a research paper. The student had collected and analyzed data and knew the process well enough to answer my most detailed of questions. However, drafts were coming in a bit….unfocused. You know how it goes. You start writing a section of …

Technology & Data Collection

For the last two weeks, I have been writing about qualitative research methods courses that are typically offered at the doctorate level. I began by discussing my experiences with just being able to teach such a course. I followed that up by looking at what goes on in introductory level qualitative research courses (in my …

Qualitative Research Courses

Last week, I wrote about my struggles in getting to teach the introductory qualitative research course. These were not my struggles in teaching it. It was the about the difficulties I faced in just getting to teach it a single time. But lately I’ve been thinking about the courses we (as in just the doctoral …

Learn How to Get Published

Not too long ago, I wrote a post about finding opportunities to publish in graduate school and created this video in support of it. In the post, I discussed what I would be addressing in the future. I envisioned a series of posts/videos that would continue to develop this topic of publishing and help students who …

Finding Opportunities to Publish in Graduate School

Recently, I had a conversation with some doctoral students which has since spawned a whole host of things for me to do. The conversation centered around publishing. As it is to be expected, people had questions about how to get published during graduate school. The conversation led me to think I should start writing about …