• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Finally, you can manage your Google Docs, uploads, and email attachments (plus Dropbox and Slack files) in one convenient place. Claim a free account, and in less than 2 minutes, Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) can automatically organize your content for you.


Reading and writing 19th December 2012 (redirected from Reading and Writing)

Page history last edited by Steve Moss 8 years, 4 months ago Saved with comment

'All aspects of reading for research and writing'


#phdchat tweet log - 19th December 2012


@NSRiazat - Topic for #phdchat tonight (7.30-8.30pm GMT) is 'all aspects of reading for research and writing' #phd (original tweet)

@CClements29 - I feel quite good about what I have got done today. I was worried I'd lose momentum once teaching finished but actually gaining it. #phdchat (original tweet)

@ESRC - Watch the ESRC student conference videos for first and final year - out now at http://t.co/fhnJ9FhO #esrcphd #phdchat (original tweet)

@londonaesthetik - Had a great day of stats analysis and now can take the evening off! #phdchat (original tweet)

@lizith - #phdchat @NSRiazat asked us to start without her this evening as she is at airport. Topic - all aspects of reading for research & writing (original tweet)

@lizith - #phdchat We all have to do a lot of reading whatever our discipline or methodology. It would be good if we could share how we find material (original tweet)

@LBA_OX12 - Any tips on how to keep up with reading when you're busy doing fieldwork/transcribing interviews? #phdchat (original tweet)

@lizith - #phdchat what kind of notes do we make and where do we keep them? What bibliographic tools have we found useful? (original tweet)

@lizith - @LBA_OX12 for me reading has been a series of waves, times when I do a lot & other times relatively little #phdchat (original tweet)

@lizith - @LBA_OX12 during transcribing phase, I was mainly reading about approaches to analysis & realising transcription was part of that #phdchat (original tweet)

@MaxineDance - @lizith I blog my notes. Hoping the combination of free web based storage and the possibility for sharing is going to work out :) #phdchat (original tweet)

@LBA_OX12 - @lizith Thx. Reassuring. #phdchat (original tweet)

@LBA_OX12 - @lizith Think I will be as well Planning to do some over hols #phdchat (original tweet)

@chrisajbrown - @lizith 'sustainable' notes have always been my problem. Make sense when writing them but storing & re-interpreting always an issue #phdchat (original tweet)

@LBA_OX12 - @lizith Google Scholar alerts & Zetoc R good for keeping in touch with new stuff. #phdchat (original tweet)

@lizith - @chrisajbrown for me a challenge has been differentiating the key texts & those that provide the backcloth #phdchat (original tweet)

@lizith - @LBA_OX12 and alerts on journal websites to keep up to date with citations of key literature #phdchat (original tweet)

@chrisajbrown - @lizith @lba_ox12 find its quite easy to 'forget' about reading when doing data work and refer back only t what's been read before #phdchat (original tweet)

@chrisajbrown - @lizith yeah coming into my topic relatively inexperienced, this was a particular challenge. #phdchat (original tweet)

@lizith - @chrisajbrown @lba_ox12 I've been surprised how much reading I've done in last 2/3 months while writing - finding lots of new stuff #phdchat (original tweet)

@lizith - @chrisajbrown @lba_ox12 I think some things I can only see significance of now in making links to my work - couldn't see it earlier #phdchat (original tweet)

@chrisajbrown - @lizith @lba_ox12 is it a bad thing not to continually read and then do a big lump? #phdchat (original tweet)

@MaxineDance - anyone have a structure that they follow every time u make notes? I seem to treat each paper differently might make hard in future? #phdchat (original tweet)

@lizith - @MaxineDance I used pro forma in http://t.co/WrzrquBI a bit, but my notes are very, very varied in depth & style #phdchat (original tweet)

@lizith - @MaxineDance did you see @ThomsonPat blogs on lit review - http://t.co/DzVWvA5Q useful as she says what she does - notes. etc. #phdchat (original tweet)

@MaxineDance - @lizith Ooo saw a link to that book on litreviewHQ blog other week http://t.co/3E4Jy8Fe I've got that framework somewhere.... #phdchat (original tweet)

@lizith - I'm about to be in two places at the same time - hopping between #phdchat and #eswphd :) (original tweet)

@AMLTaylor66 - @0lhos it might be useful if the timings were separate for each so can avail of both #eswphd #phdchat (original tweet)

@mjwalton13 - I usually read a lot and then write them up. It helps me to structure my writing if I know what I need to write. #phdchat (original tweet)

@DiscoverMitacs - #Gradstudents & #postdocs: #MitacsAccelerate provides funding for you to do #research with Cdn companies. #PhDchat http://t.co/DFY05g1G (original tweet)

@Paully232000 - @AMLTaylor66 @0lhos Yes, I take part in both too #phdchat #eswphd (original tweet)

@LBA_OX12 - Does the amount of reading stay constant throughout PhD or does it peak in drafting & rewriting lit review later on? #phdchat (original tweet)

@Paully232000 - @LBA_OX12 as i am researching it peaked at the start, less throughout but constant #phdchat (original tweet)

@lizith - @LBA_OX12 I found a peak in writing findings as well #phdchat (original tweet)

@ThomsonPat - @lizith @maxinedance you might look at http://t.co/pexcbROd #Phdchat (original tweet)

@lizith - @ThomsonPat @maxinedance thanks for that - I really think we need to keep plugging your site and @thesiswhisper's :) #phdchat (original tweet)

@ThomsonPat - And a few other things on reading and noting http://t.co/CRKRNcW2 #Phdchat (original tweet)

@markchilds - #phdchat i never take notes. relevant reading goes straight into lit review and i construct it as i go. helps me see gaps (and saves time!) (original tweet)

@merry30 - I found that my reading really dipped during data collection and analysis. I didn't mean it to, and I regret it. #phdchat (original tweet)

@lizith - @markchilds should all lit be mentioned in lit review or can some appear for first time in analysis/discussion? #phdchat (original tweet)

@peripsyches - Just sketched an idea of a dissertation chapter regarding the phenomenological lifeworld and anxiety. It's nice to be creative. :-) #phdchat (original tweet)

@Notaphdthesis - I think I am going to be working on #phd over christmas #phdchat (original tweet)

@Ryan_RR_Ross - Some strong, useful advice tonight concerning reading/note-taking #phdchat (original tweet)

@LBA_OX12 - @merry30 Yes, I'm finding it hard to read & transcribe interviews as well. The '2 read' pile's getting higher. Any tips? #phdchat (original tweet)

@Paully232000 - @LBA_OX12 @merry30 I am at the same point and will only get worse, my folder of 'Not read' gets bigger by the day #phdchat (original tweet)

@Notaphdthesis - @lizith google scholar and google search both very good. Also university library e-service. #phdchat (original tweet)

@merry30 - @LBA_OX12 I suppose my main tip is "learn from my mistakes"!! Taking time from transcribing to read seems wasteful at the time :-) #phdchat (original tweet)

@lizith - #phdchat - well it's time to do the formal wrap up now :) I wish you and yours all the very best of the festivities - try to take a break :) (original tweet)

@Paully232000 - @markchilds @lizith I like to write notes by hand, helps me remember, & understand the paper i am reading better than solely typing #phdchat (original tweet)

@merry30 - @LBA_OX12 ... but it's not. I kept an eye on TOCs and Google Scholar alerts, but still have HUGE to read file #phdchat (original tweet)

@LBA_OX12 - @lizith Thx for leading this 2nite. Happy Xmas everyone. Next #phdchat is when? #phdchat (original tweet)

@LBA_OX12 - @merry30 I can sympathise with that as I'm going through that now #phdchat (original tweet)

@lizith - @LBA_OX12 good question - I would watch for msgs from @NSRiazat but would guess next couple of weeks virtual festive food & drink #phdchat (original tweet)

@0lhos - #PhDchat with so much - the read (past) can get forgotten I find. I was advised: a 'no good' list can help avoid re-reading rejected stuff. (original tweet)

@christiepooh - Working on further synthesizing themes from my phenom interviews before I start writing up the analysis. #phdchat (original tweet)

@XarahC - @LBA_OX12 @lizith @NSRiazat @merry30 sorry I missed #phdchat tonight, always a busy time of year. Merry Xmas all, assume there's none nxt W? (original tweet)

@merry30 - @0lhos I have a file of 'not useful' items which I read/skimmed. Means I don't cover old ground too much. #phdchat (original tweet)

@XarahC - @christiepooh hey, haven't chatted with you for ages. How's it all going? Sounds like you're making good progress... #phdchat (original tweet)

@merry30 - @XarahC Not for me anyway - I'll probably be overdosing on port at the in-laws' house...! #phdchat #christmas @LBA_OX12 @lizith @NSRiazat (original tweet)

@merry30 - @LBA_OX12 It really eats your brain, doesn't it? I was dreaming about it by the end... #phdchat (original tweet)

@XarahC - @0lhos Was advised to keep spreadsheet in early days. Didn't do this well enough &should hav. Even bigger prob for cross-dicsipline #phdchat (original tweet)

@kyliesoanes - Check out the new advice compilation page by @DynamicEcology. A 'greatest hits' of research advice http://t.co/vgQy66DI #phdchat (original tweet)

@XarahC - @merry30 :) I'll be in your neck of the woods for a week or so, if I were to partake in port would raise a glass to our phd's ;) #phdchat (original tweet)

@k_goldstraw - #phdchat (original tweet)

@LBA_OX12 - @merry30 Yes it is - it seems to be taking over my head. Feeling lost when I'm not transcribing.... #phdchat (original tweet)

@merry30 - @LBA_OX12 Oh, I'm glad I'm not the only one who felt that way! #phdchat (Was very glad for it to be over by the time it was, though) (original tweet)

@MaxineDance - @0lhos a 'no good' list - genius idea, just genius. that's going to save me hours/days over the next 3 years I'm sure!! :) #phdchat (original tweet)

@ahm531 - @MaxineDance I start by setting a few questions and look for answers while reading the paper. #phdchat (original tweet)

@jlphistory - Just had the most amazing meeting with one of my fellow Disability Historians. I keep forgetting theres life after comps. #phdchat (original tweet)

@rmit_csit - 10 #Google #Search Tips All #Students Can Use http://t.co/4qzqRWrc #phdchat #teaching #HigherEd (original tweet)

@MaxineDance - @LBA_OX12 @merry30 For dealing with the 'to read' pile have you seen Inger's post? http://t.co/MV4O36hb #phdchat (original tweet)

@NSRiazat - Thanks all - next #phdchat will be first Wednesday in January 2013. Wishing everyone a lovely xmas break. :) (original tweet)

@ai1sa - woops had forgotten it was thursday/ #phdchat day ... will do a retrospective read, wishing wellness and productivity all round (original tweet)

@uflkel - Currently reading "Craft of Research" and "Elements of Style." Any other must read books to become a better writer in academia? #phdchat (original tweet)

@ma_me_ga - @uflkel I like King, Keohane, & Verba, and Geddes paper called: How the cases you choose affect the answers you get #phdchat (original tweet)

@lilylai - Linstone and Turoff's the Delphi method PDF: must read if interested in using as a consultation exercise http://t.co/i33rdZSs #phdchat (original tweet)

@RMITsgr - What not to do in a thesis conclusion, part 1: Christmas present 5 http://t.co/y9oN2lq6 by @ThomsonPat #phdchat #phdadvice #thesis (original tweet)

@BurcuBaykurt - Anyone interested in reading a 10-page paper on the history of lobbying regulation in the US and sharing their feedback with me? #phdchat (original tweet)

@kyliesoanes - "Reason for deadline extension: impending apocalypse." That'll work, right? #phdchat #acwri (original tweet)

@gawbul - Uploaded 1013 tweets for the Wednesday 19/12/2012 session to http://t.co/I3uvDZ5C (cc @gawbul) #phdchat. (original tweet)

@gawbul - Excellent! I think that worked :) #phdchat #eswphd (original tweet)

@Cornishman100 - Nearly finished 2nd year report!! Only 1 chapter to go!! Might actually get an evening off Friday! #rare #phdchat (original tweet)

@fudgeh0g - @kyliesoanes: "Reason for deadline extension: impending apocalypse." #phdchat I'm HOPING for apocalypse so I don't have to write up! (original tweet)

@JeffreyKeefer - 5 more minutes checking Tweets then to writing I go #phdchat (original tweet)

@JeffreyKeefer - Time to write. Where is that #pomodorp app . . . #phdchat (original tweet)

@srossmktg - May also reread the dissertation and start reading for other working papers in the pipeline, now that Feb 7 defense looks imminent. #phdchat (original tweet)

@IamOkema - Income Inequality in America: The Decline of the "Great Equalizer" http://t.co/EqobXVq1 | #highered #phdchat - long but interesting. (original tweet)

@Tetracarbon - A video Christmas message from your professor. #PhDchat #edChat http://t.co/A1Vd2BuM (original tweet)

@wcyeong - @phdcomics Happy Christmas and Happy New Year! #phdchat (original tweet)

@drwcarter - The university might be closing down on Friday but today is Wednesday. You can still get something done before the break. #phdchat #phdforum (original tweet)

@drwcarter - If you are graduating in May you might have some paperwork to file 6 months ahead of time. Dec is 6 mos behind May. #phdforum #phdchat (original tweet)

@jbirdy81 - @uflkel For better journal articles, try Wendy Laura Belcher's Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks #phdchat #writing (original tweet)

@professorgnomez - Love being #ABD and getting "RP" instead of a grade. But it should really be "RIP" but really: Research in Progress" #phdchat #gradschool (original tweet)

@RMITsgr - A Grad Student Guide to Developing Your Professional ProfilePart 2: For Professional Careers in Academia http://t.co/V1l6GQY0 #phdchat (original tweet)

@srossmktg - Winter break goals: 1) finish up diss/defense ppt 2) proposal grant 3) TCR proposal 4) 3 papers 5) #MKT455 prep 6) learn R/Bayesian #phdchat (original tweet)

@kyliebudge - Got so distracted with loveliness of state library as study spot today that progress was slow. Home now & powering #disappointing #phdchat (original tweet)

@njhoughton - Ethics application signed and submitted ... one more step done ...#phdchat (original tweet)

@gilliangodsell - @RMITsgr: What not to do in a thesis conclusion, part 1: Christmas present 5 http://t.co/RxhS9B7l @ThomsonPat #phdchat #phdadvice #thesis (original tweet)

@gilliangodsell - @JeffreyKeefer: Time to write. Where is that #pomodorp app . . . #phdchat (original tweet)

@deborahbrian - @JeffreyKeefer I like this one: https://t.co/pwAcVq8v #pomodoro #productivity #phdchat #my2cents (original tweet)

@christiepooh - Ch 4 is underway. #phdchat (original tweet)

@MareeConway - Broken through with my PhD topic - who manages universities in the future? - by letting go of my past as a university manager :) #phdchat (original tweet)

@TeresaSomes - Confession: did no work today. Not a sausage. #christmaspreparation #phdchat #acwri (original tweet)

@USdreaminEU - Oh great! @JG_THE: Another gem from the 2012 THE archive: Why today's PhD students need a Plan B. #PhDchat http://t.co/6aBDQQ15 (original tweet)

@lindathestar - Inbox has gone from >700 unread to 33. Whoop! Hope I haven't deleted anything important. #phdchat (original tweet)

@cemathieson - Amen to that RT @timeshighered "Part-timers don't get support they need or credit they deserve" http://t.co/d6YOdbr9 #ecrchat #phdchat (original tweet)

@EmmaBurnettx - So if tomorrow is apocalypse day, then I'd really like to get my Methodology chapter finished today #lastchance #phdchat (original tweet)

@EmmaBurnettx - @justdahneetsa good luck! Is it all coming together? #phdchat (original tweet)

@amandalastoria - this is me right now: http://t.co/8j68HHxC #phdchat (original tweet)

@PhDelirium - PhD CARTOON/ Solution antivol: "je dors avec mon doctorat" http://t.co/OEgQyJAH #phdchat (original tweet)

@evalantsoght - Another day, another journal paper #phdchat (original tweet)

@global_tweety - NCPACS offers 3PhD studentships for #peacebuilding #conflict transformation research http://t.co/ubV755SM #phdchat #academia (original tweet)

@DeeClayton - Any tips #phd researchers on improving writing style? Needs to be more academic & critical! still too consultancy, & "loose". #phdchat (original tweet)

@andrenarchy - Total bescheuert: "Ich muss mindestens 12 Verffentlichungen vorweisen um promoviert zu werden." - ein Doktorand der Elektrotechnik #phdchat (original tweet)

@rob_dphillips - good list for #funding #phdchat http://t.co/pvWfjgP5 (original tweet)

@MaxineDance - @DeeClayton Have you read Helen Sword's blog/book/interviews? #phdchat Or Inger's post on deliberate practice? http://t.co/vC0ursMM (original tweet)

@MaxineDance - @jbirdy81 @uflkel @deeclayton check out this conversation too! #phdchat PS-I'm trying not to say "who says you have to change your style" ;) (original tweet)

@gawbul - Updated my script! Output now looks like this https://t.co/j8aixfA8 #eswphd (fixed hashtag search link too) - Will do the same for #phdchat! (original tweet)

@dsquintana - Slides from a presentation I just did at Oslo Uni on #oxytocin, heart rate variability & social dysfunction - http://t.co/AbhXa75R #PhDchat (original tweet)

@strictlykaren - @SAGEManagement: The importance of Blogging for Academia- interview with blogger Dan Nexon http://t.co/LK5HoIWk #blog #SM #phdchat #acwri (original tweet)

@strictlykaren - @sarahthesheepu @lizith @markchilds @notaphdthesis this may be discipline specific,nursing phds need to specify search strategy #phdchat (original tweet)

@Gtrombone - Ignore tomorrow, the sun will run out of hydrogen in 5 billion years. PhD thesis to be submitted the week before. No extension. #phdchat (original tweet)

@charley_farley - Once again, engineers enable my PhD. I can see I'm going to have to trade them some proof-reading when handing-in time arrives #PhDchat (original tweet)

@rmit_csit - 15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better #Online #Researchers http://t.co/F2IOMoiV #HigherEd #teaching #learning #ictev #research #phdchat (original tweet)

@SarahGoodier - Students, if you're looking @ your #OnlinePresence over the holidays, keep these 10 things in mind => http://t.co/GCt05BLG #PhDChat (original tweet)

@annettenaudin - Can't concentrate today. #phdchat (original tweet)

@CME_Dundee - Congratulations to Dr Madawa Chandratilake who passed his PhD viva! Great work and well deserved #phdchat (original tweet)

@figshare - How do drugs work? - and why it matters http://t.co/yLjjgIP6 #phdchat #postdoc #science (original tweet)

@gawbul - Fixed a couple of bugs in my script where the username or hashtag was corrupted if it existed more than once in the tweet! #eswphd #phdchat (original tweet)

@EKSwitaj - @interactivate @K1Howard The 2nd year blues, or sophomore slump, is definitely a thing while working on the Ph.D. #phdchat (original tweet)

@gawbul - Still an issue if a hashtag (or username) is a substring of other hashtags, e.g. #phd in #phdchat. Working on that now! #eswphd #phdchat (original tweet)

@gawbul - Let me know if you see/notice anything else weird with the output :) #eswphd #phdchat (original tweet)

@DrSustainable - REF nightmares before Christmas http://t.co/r4vB8Iiy #ecrchat #ref #phdchat #phdadvice (original tweet)

@charlottefrost - Well done everyone who did #acwrimo in whatever form! http://t.co/nxMns1UY #acwri #phdchat (original tweet)

@hardy_alison - can anyone recommend a good guide to the delphi technique? #phdchat (original tweet)

@RyanPharmilton - Just submitted my SET for Britain abstract http://t.co/cVSqbAuI Finger's crossed it gets accepted! #PhDchat (original tweet)

@Nadine_Muller - New blog on #academia + #highered by experienced #ECR voice - @DrMagennis: https://t.co/rMW29Zd0 #lovehe #ecrchat #phdadvice #phdchat #phd (original tweet)

@PhDelirium_net - PhD CARTOON. With your PhD, everyday is a "paper party" #phdchat http://t.co/DfGY8LX0 (original tweet)

@JeffreyKeefer - I got some healthy writing done last night, and even did about 30 minutes this morning. Now, off to the office #phdchat (original tweet)

@jennachiapas - "@PhDelirium_net: PhD CARTOON. With your PhD, everyday is a "paper party" #phdchat http://t.co/EOzHLch5" so true great cartoon! (original tweet)

@tkpoeticlicence - Good old primary research!! #phdchat #phd http://t.co/3oLfOjsw (original tweet)

@JeffreyKeefer - @keithschofield Hope to submit the full draft on Monday, and then revise enough for it to go to the reviewers late January #phdchat (original tweet)

@AndyDMMitchell - What should you give your PhD supervisor for Christmas? The Thesis Whisperer http://t.co/56uSMOwy #loveld #phdchat (original tweet)

@Gtrombone - There are 6 long-tailed tits on the bird feeder. How do I know? Because I'm staring out of the window again. #phdchat #procrastination (original tweet)

@DrSustainable - Interesting analogy - Is higher education about to go the way of the music industry? http://t.co/yS6bMGjf #ecrchat #phdchat #highered (original tweet)

@gawbul - Sorted the substring bug, so now short substrings of other hashtags/usernames don't corrupt the html output! #eswphd #phdchat (original tweet)

@gawbul - Noticed a problem with unicode text too, i.e. Asian writing in relation to hashtags. Need to fix that too! #eswphd #phdchat (original tweet)

@uoebusiness - Call for papers for the First Annual Sustainable Business Mini Conference, a forum for leading edge #research http://t.co/Q7JogFLE #phdchat (original tweet)

@MarkAndrachuk - Enticed by the idea of publishing your thesis online? Be sure to read these words of caution http://t.co/oeVIofPS attn @raulpacheco #PhDchat (original tweet)


Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.