In importing my data into R I had some issues with cleaning my data file. Namely, I had cells with missing data but I did not want to manually recode each row with an "NA" statement. So I found a solution...
Many universities offer both a tuition waiver and a stipend to PhD students. Here are some resources to research how much you might be paid as a PhD student.
I spent the last 3 days learning R, at the most recent set of CARMA short courses. Here is what I've learned...
This is an excellent post about how to organize the writing and analysis process. Great tips!
Often, PhD students imagine their journey to be linear and then it ends up with pitfalls and successes:
This post is about when you get into the dips, or as I call them, pits of despair. Sometimes when you are in a lull you don’t know how you got there, or how to get out. This can be spurred by external issues (see How I avoided a PhD meltdown) or issues directly related to your project.
I have found when I am in the pits related to my PhD visualising helps. This only really works when it is an issue related to my PhD. Some issues I have had are:
- being overwhelmed by the data, where do I start?
- a document I am editing isn’t working, but I can’t figure out why
- my brain feels like mush and nothing seems to be clicking
- I feel like an imposter who…
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AACSB, the premier accrediting organization for business schools, has allowed me to share my career journey. Today they have published my article "My Path to PhD: Transitions From a 20-Year Corporate Career to Higher Education." I've done my best in this article to go through my search process and things I found that would be important to become EMPLOYABLE as a professor at the end of the program. It is very easy to be duped by non-accredited programs who may have very interesting degree options, but at the end of the day will not result in your being an employable professor at an AACSB-accredited business school.
This past week I began a new journey - a path to becoming what one might call an "official" academic as a PhD student. This is a journey that crept up on me quickly. When I completed my MBA in 2007, my business school tried to "upsell" us on a doctoral program. I thought then, … Continue reading Beginning the journey to PhD