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Category: 3. For Students

January 26, 2013

How to create a Likert scale in Excel (Mac)

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Unless you love compiling reams of paper, matching questionnaires with participants, deciphering answers, and inputting data into excel sheets cell by cell, then you may want to consider using Excel User forms for your next multiple choice questionnaire.  A userform, like the one below, will record the participant number and answers and place the data […]

November 22, 2012

Backing up your Evernote notes on your Mac

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  All my PhD work is organised in Evernote, so even though every note is already on my own computer, I want to be able to back this up again.  I posted the information below in the Evernote forums.  It is a basic summary of how to ensure you have a backup of your EN notes […]

September 10, 2012

Endnote that travels with you

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Okay, so if you use Endnote to manage all your references, and you work from more than one computer, then this may help. You can combine Dropbox and Endnote to work on your document wherever you are, just as long as the computer you are working from has Endnote and Dropbox installed.  The computers can be PC […]

August 20, 2012

Evernote and Dropbox for research

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Early on in a Phd there will be reading.  Lots of reading.  And therefore lots of articles,  concepts, and great quotes, ideas and summaries to be remembered and used somehow.  Every student or researcher has their own way of managing all that information, filing it and accessing it, and if it works that’s great.  Following is just […]

August 15, 2012

Ten simple rules for new graduate students

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  I have attended some workshops that I found very helpful.  Some of the material presented are given here.   1. Ten simple rules for graduate students A great introduction into being a graduate student.  The short article was written by Jenny Gu and Philip Bourne in 2007 and can be accessed here.  Or download the […]

August 15, 2012

Ten simple rules for graduate students

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I have attended some workshops that I found very helpful.  Some of the material presented are given here.   1. Ten simple rules for graduate students A great introduction into being a graduate student.  The short article was written by Jenny Gu and Philip Bourne in 2007 and can be accessed here.  Or download the PDF […]