Sunday, 23 November 2008

Using, I discovered that this blog strongly indicates (77%) that it is written by a man. However my other blogger identity, in which I ramble about knitting has a very different set of results: "we have strong indicators that [otherblog] is written by a woman (91%)." 

Does this mean that discussing academic topics here gives the blog a masculine feel? I better look more closely at their methodology...

Friday, 14 November 2008

target audience

I have been wondering whether PhD students are ideal supervisors for undergraduate dissertations because of our engagement at the metaphorical coal face of research. But then I realised that this may put limits on our patience. With the thought of an 80000 word dissertation hanging over us, and the necessity of finding motivation to work and keep on working day in day out without any immediate sense of reward or achievement, it's hard to feel entirely sympathetic with an undergraduate who thinks that research for a 7500 piece is 'too hard'. 

Wednesday, 5 November 2008


Originally uploaded by LindyB28
that's all I have to say today.