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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 23

This week has been….interesting…. I have spent most of this week (including the weekend FFS) writing things for work: teaching prep in the shape of detailed fictional families and example referral forms for these families, conference proposals and poster abstracts, an article draft and a little bit of doctoral assignment …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 22

Bit late posting this today, but I’ve been busy baking for an event tomorrow. Meanwhile, in doctorate land I’ve realised that I need to ensure my research question(s) investigate whether my VRLE is leading to improvements in patient care and safety. So, I’ve made those changes now, and will use …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 20

Someone described this blog as the “Bridget Jones of Doctorates” – I’m (un)reasonably proud of that! Unfortunately (or fortunately for you, dear reader), I have nothing else to say this week because I have been too busy working to have time for anything else. Week 20: read week 19 by clicking …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 18

My week has been pretty much like the (verbatim) dialogue below, and it’s included on this post as reminder of why I chose this doctorate course – the unit leaders are completely casual about my histrionics: Me to doctorate unit leader: “A research ‘methodology’ is the same thing as an ‘approach’ …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 16

This week has had some sad moments. My stepmother told me that my dad (who lovingly felled, peeled and positioned each giant tree that makes up the structure of their log cabin), no longer recognises his perfect home, his sanctuary filled with comfort and love where he happily hermitted for …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 15

This week has been quite exciting in “Doing” a Doctorate world. I passed my first assessment! 5000 words written at doctoral level and I actually did not fail! Amazing. I have been granted permission to conduct research using my pilot virtual reality learning environment (VRLE) with healthcare students at Edith Cowan University …

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