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A review of PhDChat

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'A review of #PhDChat'


#phdchat tweet log - 5th Septeber 2012


@lizith - Welcome to #phdchat which is a bit different tonight as we are reviewing ourselves http://t.co/yjG1Mdco I'm posting Qns for disc & comment

@lizith - not sure if @NSRiazat will make it tonight - she is just back at work & also tight deadlines, so asked me to lead tonight #phdchat

@andienevitt - sometimes there's nothing like doing a PhD to make you feel really really thick... #PhD #phdchat

@MsFloraPoste - Tomorrow is a new #acwri day and I will definitely get MUCH more done. Attempting early bed tonight... #phdchat #academia #loveHE

@NSRiazat - @lizith ~ thanks for leading the discussion tonight Liz. #phdchat :-)

@lizith - It would be good to know what you think of #phdchat so far - what do you value about it & what could we do better/differently?

@LBA_OX12 - @lizith 2 kick the discussion off, what R ur thoughts? #phdchat

@lizith - @NSRiazat good to see you were able to make it :) #phdchat

@lizith - @LBA_OX12 we really want to hear your thoughts - ours are that it's time for a review :) #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @lizith hi Liz, I've been following for just over a year and #phdchat helped reignite my enthusiasm

@kraontheroads - + the interaction with other phdcandidates around the globe - increased sentiment of not being alone #phdchat

@lizith - @strictlykaren thanks Karen - is that the Wednesday chats, or the ongoing presence, or something else? #phdchat

@kraontheroads - + helpful advice and hints across disciplines #phdchat

@srossmktg - I like the broader, universal topics. Sometimes feels like it's very qual and/or very humanities/education and/or UK oriented. #phdchat

@LBA_OX12 - @kraontheroads Agree totally. It's both the Weds chat and the virtual prescence #phdchat

@lizith - @srossmktg is there anything you think we should be doing differently to get a better balance? #phdchat

@Lemness - It has been so helpful to have #phdchat. The community has been wonderful with sharing resources and answering questions.

@strictlykaren - Both really, focus wedchat is good as is ongoing presence, have really widened my reading thro shared resources from community #phdchat

@rjhogue - Can anyone recommend a good resource for how to create good likert scale questions to measure appeal or attitute #phdchat

@SarahAlden1 - @lizith being new to twitter have only just discovered #phdchat, I am so glad I did! It makes the phd process feel less lonely!

@srossmktg - @lizith Ive been trying to think about that one. I think it's more as the base grows and discussion leans to universal commonality. #phdchat

@Lemness - @rjhogue why don't you start with the Mental Measures Yearbook - it's a good place to start - #phdchat

@lizith - @srossmktg can I push that a bit more - do you think the balance has altered with the monthly antipodean #phdchat? Should there be others?

@srossmktg - @lizith Grappling with things that *most* phds deal with, not just *some* phds (a la phd comics)... Topics like this! #phdchat

@rjhogue - Fluke that I happened to jump in while others were chatting. I like to answer questions on #phdchat and ask questions too :) #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @lizith when you say, it's time for a review, is there a feeling that change is needed? #phdchat

@lizith - #phdchat good to hear people talking about resources and camaraderie of #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @lizith ~ a global doctoral research community which would not have otherwise been accessible. Some great sharing/learning. :) #phdchat

@strictlykaren - I haven't got round to using the wiki much, forget it is there as an additional resource #phdchat

@srossmktg - @lizith I think that may have helped? But I dunno. I haven't quite serendipitated on the solution yet. #phdchat

@lizith - @strictlykaren no, we have been doing it this way for a while, it's been a bit quiet over summer & just sharing common ownership #phdchat

@kraontheroads - appreciate the sharing attitude #phdchat

@lizith - Personally, I love the sense of cmty, that I can tweet looking for company at W/Es & most of time get answers to queries #phdchat

@srossmktg - @lizith My favorite thing is when we've all got things to talk about. Like work/life balance, advising relationships, etc... #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @lizith Ah I guess I have been less active over summer also due to leave #phdchat

@lizith - I also like the chats on Wednesdays - sharing experience and ideas and 'the pain'! #phdchat

@lizith - @strictlykaren I wonder if others use the wiki - or are aware it's there? #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @lizith ~ Wed live chats are intended to get the community to 'gel' and build links/network ~ often see friendships forming. :) #phdchat

@SarahAlden1 - @lizith yes, think Wednesday's are a good idea as is a set time that people know they can come together and discuss ideas/issues #phdchat

@strictlykaren - I like when we have specific things to focus on like, dealing with lit, analysis: have been introduced to evernote &mendeley thx to #phdchat

@lizith - @NSRiazat yes - I suspect that there is a lot of chat through DM - and of course the Friday wine and chat #phdchat

@SarahAlden1 - @lizith @strictlykaren what is this? #phdchat

@kraontheroads - sharing of joys & pain! #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @strictlykaren @lizith ~ will be less active on #phdchat now I am back at work full time - also final deadlines for thesis looming #phdchat

@APottedHistory - Urgh one of those days spent searching and searching but without any results #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @NSRiazat I guess we can let you off then, if you are a bit less visible ;) @lizith #phdchat

@lizith - @SarahAlden1 @strictlykaren http://t.co/DUxWp6xb wiki for sharing stuff & archive of previous wed chats #phdchat

@kraontheroads - @strictlykaren it's the second thime I stumble across mendeley today. gotta look it up. thx #phdchat

@lizith - @APottedHistory that's a pain! pull up a chair & share in the #phdchat navel-gazing/review :) or just relax

@SarahAlden1 - @lizith ah yes,I have seen this! #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @EMAldred What is that in UK time, I'd like to join in if pos #phdchat

@londonaesthetik - awww man, i forgot about #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @kraontheroads Itis fablulous, organises all your PDF articles and you can search them with key words, syncs with pc, iPad & laptop #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @strictlykaren ~ am a very organised person but balancing a full time job with a 'in the final months' PhD takes some doing. ;-) #phdchat

@lizith - As @srossmktg has said, we can be a bit qual & UK centric - any thoughts anyone on other topics we might discuss, or activities #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @strictlykaren @lizith ~ always read thread back at the end of each day but usually end up RT'ing rather than posting in term time. #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @NSRiazat Can totally relate to that, have worked Ft and done phd PT alway thro, that's why it's taken to long #phdchat

@lizith - @londonaesthetik good to see you - we're doing a bit of a review tonight of what we do & how we do it http://t.co/yjG1Mdco - #phdchat

@srossmktg - @lizith And Apple-centric, lol ;-) #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @londonaesthetik ~ Hi Marie. :-) #phdchat

@lizith - @srossmktg Apple-centric - I plead guilty to that :) #phdchat

@londonaesthetik - @lizith thanks for the heads up Liz! Hi Nasima @NSRiazat #phdchat

@srossmktg - I also like when we repeat topics sometimes, just for fresh perspective (esp. with new faces), fresh "venting" opportunity, etc. #phdchat

@kraontheroads - @strictlykaren I've been using citavi http://t.co/HijA7EdE so far;but i think the collaboration functions M.offers look interesting #phdchat

@londonaesthetik - @srossmktg I agree with that, it's nice to welcome the new folks and update people where we all are! #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @lizith @srossmktg prep for annual review and viva would relate to all #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @strictlykaren ~ many of us on #phdchat (FT work and PT PhD). You've got to have done it to understand what it takes out of you. :-)

@strictlykaren - @kraontheroads Agree, we are just starting to try to use the sharing at work to share reading resources for teaching #phdchat

@lizith - are there any topics we should try to cover over next few weeks for folk just starting their phd journey? #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @lizith @srossmktg ~ still getting to grips with my Apple-centric stuff. :-) #phdchat

@SarahAlden1 - @kraontheroads @strictlykaren keep reading about new literature organising software, feel a bit 'blinded' by it all :) #phdchat

@londonaesthetik - would love to use Mendeley but my uni uses own, ridiculous adjustment of Harvard system, and only EndNote can handle it easily #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @lizith ~ sometimes for me the Wed chat is just about 'touching bases' with everyone as opposed to the topic necessarily. #phdchat

@almutei - @lizith Beginners topics should wait until new people have had a chance to find this place. #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @EMAldred ohh that maybe requires a little too much dedication to get up at that hour #phdchat

@londonaesthetik - @NSRiazat @lizith it's the same for me, touching base is good... As long as I remember it! #phdchat

@SarahAlden1 - @lizith I guess many people start with literature reviews - so perhaps tips on where to look (though we looked at this recently!) #phdchat

@kraontheroads - #phdchat - like that it's a free source! would be great @strictlykaren if you could post your experience on that!

@lizith - @NSRiazat would an occasional coffee/wine and chat session with no topic be welcome? #phdchat

@almutei - Although, are there lists of default tips on blogs such as "write every day", "keep a research diary/labbook", ... ? #phdchat

@lizith - @kraontheroads @strictlykaren perhaps on wiki - or link from wiki to your own blog? #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @londonaesthetik same he but I use mendeley to store and share my PDF articles as I like its interface better, have to use endnote #phdchat

@rglweiner - Told myself I would stop doing "fun stuff" at 3. "Fun stuff" being #dissertation grant/publication research. Must get a life. #phdchat

@kraontheroads - #phdchat helped me to make it through even in times of doubt - happily graduated in june - thx to you all

@lizith - @londonaesthetik @nsriazat so keep to themes for Wed #phdchat but free for all for Friday #phdwinechat ?

@thepostlesbian - @PhD2Published #phdchat @PhD Hacks http://t.co/dHrZ1Rew

@srossmktg - @strictlykaren I think annual review is UK? Viva = dissertation defense? #phdchat

@londonaesthetik - @lizith @nsriazat most definitely support that! We seem to congregate around 7pm/8pm UK time even just to say Cheers! and check in #phdchat

@lizith - @kraontheroads wahay - congratulations - I think we should have a roll of honour on wiki for doctors! #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @lizith: @kraontheroads @strictlykaren perhaps on wiki - or link from wiki to your own blog? > might just do that #phdchat

@JaneDavis13 - @lizith hi Liz, everyone. Joining late. Sorry.#phdchat

@strictlykaren - @srossmktg Yes viva is defense. Do you not have any progress review in US #phdchat

@londonaesthetik - @JaneDavis13 @lizith Hi Jane! and it's ok, I joined late too! #phdchat

@lizith - @JaneDavis13 no prob - good to see you - we're doing a review & so far folk saying like having sense of community, etc #phdchat

@srossmktg - @strictlykaren Never heard of one. Is it like qualifying/comprehensive exams? #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @kraontheroads oooo a viva story to share, how was it? #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @lizith can put on to the poll for next week and if it gets enough votes can have a 'topic free session' if people want. :-) #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @srossmktg No, we have a panel of the sups (committee) and one external member who reviews the progress each year #phdchat

@lizith - @NSRiazat that would be good - speaking of the poll - any thoughts from anybody on how that works #phdchat

@Mister_Clemsy - This defflounge radio station is jamming ooooo! Nice to work with to aid my write up! #PhDchat

@londonaesthetik - everyone is welcome to join the friday evening #phdwinechat that already runs! It's an informal time to check in w/friends! #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @lizith Poll is good to see what the options are #phdchat

@JaneDavis13 - @lizith I think that's the real bonus of #phdchat

@lizith - @londonaesthetik do you feel like editing the welcome page of wiki to mention #phdwinechat ? #phdchat

@lizith - has anybody here suggested a topic for discussion to go on poll? #phdchat

@JaneDavis13 - @NSRiazat @lizith I think topics r useful to focus discussion but maybe we (the community) should provide greater range of topics? #phdchat

@lizith - @londonaesthetik just go to wiki http://t.co/DUxWp6xb if you are registered you can edit, if not register, & I'll give you perms #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @kraontheroads that sounds really positive, I'm just in process of selecting. Examiners which is quite exciting #phdchat

@lizith - @JaneDavis13 are there topics you would like to see, or should we try to find an easy way of collecting suggestions? @NSRiazat #phdchat

@JaneDavis13 - @lizith what about 'navigating the Discussion Chapter'? I've found it the toughest so far #groundedtheory #phdchat

@Mister_Clemsy - #phdchat had been gr8 since I joined. Though seems there r less of science & engineering research guys on it.

@strictlykaren - @JaneDavis13 Great idea as that is common to all (discussion chp) #phdchat

@londonaesthetik - I agree! RT @JaneDavis13: @lizith what about 'navigating the Discussion Chapter'? I've found it the toughest so far #groundedtheory #phdchat

@almutei - So how about occasional science/humanity topics for Wednesdays, maybe two weeks in a row? #phdchat

@lizith - @Mister_Clemsy I think that's true - any thoughts on how to publicise more in science/eng communities? #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @JaneDavis13 @lizith ~ regularly put tweets out asking #phdchat community to suggest topics ~ always add any requests to poll for that week

@JaneDavis13 - @strictlykaren @kraontheroads it's really quite difficult #phdchat

@lizith - @londonaesthetik It's a wiki :) do what you think will work best. #phdchat

@PatParslow - @Mister_Clemsy yeah #phdchat is scary for us male engineery socially backward types :-)

@JaneDavis13 - @NSRiazat @lizith I do sometimes find the 7.30 start difficult cos of family stuff and that puts me off setting topics #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @londonaesthetik @JaneDavis13 @lizith ~ tried lots of different structures for my discussion chapter and finally settled on a style #phdchat

@lizith - @NSRiazat @janedavis13 Just wonder if we have a sense of owning #phdchat, or of leaving it to others to think of topics? It's tricky!

@NSRiazat - @londonaesthetik @JaneDavis13 @lizith ~ discussion chapter is by far one that took up most brain work/ time. Still writing it. #phdchat

@JaneDavis13 - @NSRiazat @londonaesthetik @lizith with #groundedtheory I'm having to bring literature, framework and findings together. Erk! #phdchat

@JaneDavis13 - @NSRiazat me too! #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @lizith: @NSRiazat @janedavis13 Just wonder if we have a sense of owning > dont think you need to worry, most folk seem happy #phdchat

@lizith - @londonaesthetik and I can now see the edit and it's looking good! #phdchat

@londonaesthetik - @NSRiazat @JaneDavis13 @lizith I'm already dreading discussion ch, yet keep working on strategies to deal with it! #phdchat

@JaneDavis13 - @londonaesthetik @NSRiazat @lizith my friend @debprescott recommended the word-throwing technique and it has served me well so far #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @JaneDavis13 @NSRiazat @londonaesthetik @lizith haven't done disc ch yet but hav few exampl thesis wth similar approach as example #phdchat

@lizith - we're getting towards the end of our hour - if you wanted to leave one though about #phdchat, what would it be?

@londonaesthetik - @lizith great sense of support, very useful as I travel lots and am not in my office often. It's nice to know there are others! #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @lizith It's a wonderful community of helpful like minded folk, sharing the lived experience of doing a phd #phdchat

@LBA_OX12 - @JaneDavis13 What the word-throwing technique? #phdchat

@martin_eve - @lizith #phdchat got me through my thesis. The worldwide support network is fantastic &, from the digital, has sprung real-life peers.

@NSRiazat - @strictlykaren @JaneDavis13 @londonaesthetik @lizith ~ looked at eg theses but this seemed to confuse me more with structure. #phdchat

@Mister_Clemsy - @PatParslow hahaha... It should nt b scary though! Will love to see more of us on it... Great way to interact! #PhDchat

@SarahAlden1 - @lizith its great to feel part of a community even when working at home alone! #phdchat

@kraontheroads - keep it up! #phdchat @lizith

@londonaesthetik - @Mister_Clemsy @PatParslow I do science too! But it's forensics and more medical! #phdchat

@JaneDavis13 - @LBA_OX12 haha .. throw words at the page regardless of quality - minddump. Then u sort it all out later. Production vs perfection #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @NSRiazat @janedavis13 @londonaesthetik @lizith oh dear, so I may still come a cropped with that ch then! #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @JaneDavis13 @londonaesthetik @lizith ~ same point - literature/findings/framework all linking together. #phdchat

@kraontheroads - @londonaesthetik @lizith second that #phdchat

@Mister_Clemsy - @lizith well, I guess we jst try to identify & encourage d few ones on d forum 1st, hopefully, more will flow in. #PhDchat

@JaneDavis13 - @strictlykaren @NSRiazat @londonaesthetik @lizith think it's quite personal #phdchat

@lizith - Great to get so many positive comments. This chat will be archived on wiki soonish. Sounds like we're doing something right :) #phdchat

@JaneDavis13 - @lizith thanks Liz :-) #phdchat

@LBA_OX12 - @JaneDavis13 Thx. It's how I usually starting writing most things.... #phdchat

@lizith - Thank you everybody for your contributions tonight - it's been good to #phdchat !

@londonaesthetik - @lizith you're most definitely doing something right! #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @lizith thanks for hosting, goodnight all #phdchat

@JaneDavis13 - @LBA_OX12 I'm a bit too perfectionist sometimes .. Don't like the constant revisions #phdchat

@kraontheroads - good night #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @lizith ~thank you for moderating and bringing us all together Liz. great to see #phdchat is a great resource. #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @lizith ~ I never fail to be amazed at how many DMs/verbal comments I get from non-PhD people who regularly follow #phdchat on Wed. :-)

@lizith - @NSRiazat there is a huge community out there :) - thank you for all your efforts over the past two years ensuring #phdchat here and focused

@GradStudentWay - What do you guys think? Do humans have 'Junk' DNA or not? http://t.co/4NGYBJCq #phdchat #science

@Mister_Clemsy - Lovely! "@londonaesthetik: @Mister_Clemsy @PatParslow I do science too! But it's forensics and more medical! #phdchat"

@kraontheroads - experimenting with Mendeley right now #phdchat

@DrAClements - @NSRiazat @lizith I still keep an eye on #phdchat even though I finished earlier this year. :)

@Mister_Clemsy - @PatParslow @londonaesthetik smiles... So which is ur major expertise for now? #PhDchat

@cat_mack_ - sometimes you just gotta start writing and you'll surprise yourself on what you actually know @AcBoWriMo #phdchat #academics #writer'sblock

@laurapasquini - The How-To Issue : How to Survive Graduate School http://t.co/BsqErfLF #gradchat #phdchat

@thesiswhisperer - Further to her presentation yesterday MT @anitranot my Pinterest information design board: http://t.co/YE9DYfzm #phdchat

@stephaniemz - Academic Tim Gunn http://t.co/Oc3e1lUl #sadoc #phdchat

@thesiswhisperer - Especially dont compare yourself: Surviving the PhD write up http://t.co/kJm8ugHR via @notscientific (thx @grasscraig) #phdchat

@JoTayl0r0 - New #blog re @WordsworthTrust life! With @FaberBooks - Andrew Motion in Grasmere http://t.co/0MJOxTP9 #phdchat #reading #twitlit

@tanyagolashboza - The Scholars Dilemma: Is there a tradeoff between cultivation of ideas & productivity? http://t.co/vVGbqLJJ #phdchat #academia #highered

@niamhdowning - Snip snip... Is this autumn or the fate of my thesis after much pruning? Aargh #phdchat

@GustafRydevik - @thesiswhisperer academic writing November seems soooo tempting! Been thinking about writing since workshop with R. Murray in apr. #phdchat

@NSRiazat - @EmmaBurnettx - coming along well now - writing final chapter and then editing/proof reading. Lots to juggle and finish still. #phdchat

@Karen_Smits - @thesiswhisperer Great advice. Indeed, a PhD is like a driving licence: proof of skills, and a green light for further practice! #phdchat

@gawbul - @lizith How not to get overcome with information overload? I still struggle with that (coming up to final year) even now :-S #phdchat

@trufflesquirrel - New blog post: when being organised backfires - making conference arrangements http://t.co/VdO1elmT #phdchat #phdadvice #phd

@gawbul - @kraontheroads Awesome! Congrats :-) #phdchat

@deborahbrian - Great post! MT @GradSchoolNinja: @PhD2Published: 5 tips for publishing with an academic press http://t.co/7BL4mHdw #acwri #ECRChat #phdchat

@GradSchoolNinja - Nice! "@kraontheroads: #phdchat helped me to make it through even in times of doubt - happily graduated in june - thx to you all

@gawbul - Just noticed the #phdwinechat hash tag! Is that for the more risqu, later night discussions when everyone is inebriated? #phdchat

@HelenHickson - @gawbul haha. That sounds like a great idea #phdchat #phdwinechat

@SueFolley - @gawbul lol - yes reserved for Friday and Saturday nights :) #phdwinechat #phdchat

@lizith - @gawbul Friday evening chill I gather #phdchat #phdwinechat

@mabel_t - I'm working in confirmation so need this: Sound advice on writing up your #phd thesis #phdchat thanks @DrPeteEtchells http://t.co/PcBYikJb

@MarianneW - Academic told me to choose topic wisely as it will be only chance to be recognised expert in a field #phdchat #pressure

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