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How do I communicate my research?

The answer comes or is dragged kicking and screaming from the realms of vulnerability, peeled out of dimensions of reluctance. From worlds of anxiety, lands where imposters dwell in self-loathing captivity and crashing out of seas where dreams dive deep, so to tell the world of secrets you all hate …

Online Surveys: How to spot (and stop) the bots

“Online surveys have become an increasingly popular method for collecting data quickly and inexpensively. However, one of the major drawbacks of online surveys is the presence of bots. Bots are automated programs that can complete surveys, skewing the data and compromising the integrity of the results. When I ran my …

Getting Systematically Meta – A Guide To Conducting Systematic Reviews And Meta-Analyses. Part 2.

Welcome back intrepid systematic meta fans. In the last exciting post, we covered the steps involved in planning review studies. This sequel post will guide us through the next steps, which involves, conducting searches, the screening and selection of studies, data extraction, quality assessment, analysis (and synthesis), and finally reporting. …

Getting Systematically Meta – A Guide To Conducting Systematic Reviews And Meta-Analyses. Part 1.

In this special 2-part blog post, our authors will take us on a detailed guide of conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses. To any of you readers who are looking at conducting such reviews for the first time, and indeed those who wish to brush up and revise the processes involved; …

World Diabetes Day: Self-compassion, physical activity and gestational diabetes 

When I tell people that I am studying gestational diabetes as part of my PhD, I mostly receive a blank stare or a vague “oh, that’s interesting…” in return. As a disease of pregnancy, gestational diabetes doesn’t affect half of the population and for those it does impact, it usually goes away …

Settling in as the Postgraduate Research Director amid the lockdown

Not long ago, an email was circulated to all PhD students in our School introducing Dr. Sheila Rodgers as the School’s Postgraduate Research (PGR) director. Being a student in the School for some years now, I know that the PGR director deals with matters related to PGR students. But I wasn’t clued up about its roles and responsibilities and what these entail for PhD students.   Apparently, the Research Bow’s team was in the same boat. We discussed what kind of situations PhD …


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