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Did I forget something? Thesis writing – Part I

Did you grow up thinking that you would end up writing a book? If you’re working on your thesis, that’s what you’re doing, writing a book. Whoo hoo! From start to end, that’s what you’re doing and it explains why it can be a challenge. But with a few tips, your “book” (thesis) can provide exceptional … Continue reading

Ph.D. in Parenting blog

Dear Doc Mommas and Papas, I stumbled upon this really interesting blog about a woman’s eternal quest to achieve her “Ph.D in Parenting”. Parenting is indeed a lifelong learning process and while we’re not being graded (oh wait, our perfectionist selves does that), we feel like we’re constantly preparing for the greatest defense of our … Continue reading

Graduate Students/Mothers Negotiating Academia and Family Life: Discourses, Experiences, and Alternatives

This dissertation examined the experiences and perceptions of graduate students mothers. The study contended that institutional discourses and practices forcefully categorizes graduate students mothers into difficult positions and roles as “mom” and/or“student,” showing unfailing commitment to either “family” or “the academy,” and choosing between “self” and “success.” The study ended with action-based alternatives based on the needs of … Continue reading

Mommy guilt

This blog post talked about mommy guilt, and its manifestations in the lives of doctoral student mothers. Source: http://doctoralwriting.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/mother-guilt-and-the-phd/

So you want to be a grad student mama?

This blog post about mothering while pursuing graduate school spoke authentically about the struggles of being a graduate student mother. Source: http://blog.commarts.wisc.edu/2011/08/02/grad-student-mama/

Why so few doc-students parents?

This article by Mary Ann Mason, professor and co-director of the Center, Economics & Family Security at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, talked about challenges facing doctoral students in graduate school and their unintended implications in the doctoral students’ decision to start a family. Source: http://chronicle.com/article/Why-So-Few-Doctoral-Student/48872/

2 Essential Tips to Move from Too Many Words to Just Right

There are times like today, where I’m working on a submission to a conference,  I suddenly saw (when I checked my word count) I am much more verbose than I realized. Unlike many other conferences, this particular one wants a full narrative essay. So, I’ve been arranging my time and organizing my materials, adding more, … Continue reading

Using Word for Qualitative Data Analysis (via Scoop.it)

In this slide show, Jenna Condie for a Qualitative Methods in Psychology (QMiP) workshop, explains how the features of Word support more detailed coding, including developing detailed definitions of the codes, and keeping track of comments and emerging ideas about the data. Continue reading

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