Scientist (psychologist, with an affinity to technology), with a background in mobile media, critical thinking, and reflection.

Interested in writing, creating books, photography, work methods, and much more.

Jan
13
comment Ref. request : book or survey about conducting experimental studies
Don't rely on (a) book(s) alone. Yes, there are some very good books, but it's a craft and you need expertise and general rules often have to be adapted to specific domains. You can develop that expertise, but that takes time (and resources, and trials). So I would strongly recommend to find someone who has a strong background in empirical studies in that area (publication record in peer-reviewed journals!) and try to work with that person. Second best strategy is to use the university service department (if you have it for empirical work).
Jan
13
comment How should I give a talk about my paper if I know it has a significant weakness?
The "how you think it would be best to improve the work in the future in order to achieve the overall goals" is crucial here. Don't let the disappointing answer be the end point. Go beyond it. You can't change the disappointing answer, but perhaps you can use it to show future directions or the like. After all, you have significant control over situation and how it turns out. And yeah, honesty above all.
Jan
13
answered Professor gave me a higher grade than I deserved. What should I do?
Jan
6
revised Should I "offer" something when asking for a letter of recommendation?
added 4 characters in body
Jan
6
answered Should I "offer" something when asking for a letter of recommendation?
Jan
4
answered Let's party !: ways to interact with the students similar to "Science Meets Speed Dating"
Dec
30
answered Is it acceptable to wear the same outfit every day?
Dec
30
answered Hiring a PhD student who left another PhD position
Dec
16
awarded Nice Answer
Dec
15
awarded Yearling
Dec
15
awarded Yearling
Oct
1
awarded Student
May
13
comment My professor gave me a bad grade and wouldn't discuss it further, I think some prejudice may be involved. How should a student proceed?
@awsoci I see no reason to excuse bad behavior with sex/gender, and expect more from profs, male or female. OP did not threaten her and she didn't even want to discuss with other students nearby. Looks like personal problem. You seem to think that all feelings of threat are equally valid and that errors in judgment never happen. There are differences and humans can err, which harms innocent and damages academia. Putting this case in one category with people who actually receive threats lacks differentiation and isn't helpful -- not for her and not for her students.
May
9
comment My professor gave me a bad grade and wouldn't discuss it further, I think some prejudice may be involved. How should a student proceed?
@awsoci What exactly does "never said she didn't have a right to her duties" mean? You don't have a right to duties, these are your duties. I totally agree with the rest of your comment, and it's something I have suggested as well. But confusing one's emotions with evidence of a threat ... that has no place in a professional setting. And what was the OPs "threat"? Being male and having a strong body? Pitiful how the prof reacted (even a public setting didn't work) -- her personal insecurities shouldn't invade a professional setting.
May
9
comment My professor gave me a bad grade and wouldn't discuss it further, I think some prejudice may be involved. How should a student proceed?
@awsoci Ah please, don't come with "narrative of the situation". Just because a person does not feel safe (and I don't deny that she feels this way) does not mean that this a) is founded in reality, and b) that this person has the right to discard her/his duties. Feelings do not evidence make -- and it's a confession of failure if this professor is going by her feelings. Even if scared the professional thing would be to have another person in the office. But this behavior is extremely unprofessional.
Apr
1
awarded Tumbleweed
Mar
31
answered Academic writing software
Mar
26
accepted Are there formal or informal hiring bans in some academic settings based on gender and/or nationality?
Mar
25
awarded Autobiographer
Mar
25
asked Are there still working photo widgets?
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