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Yesterday my @UWSoHE #matcult #childhood seminar visited @HLATC_Textiles to study objects related to #histchild and we connected objects to #childrensrights #humanrights as discussed through #UNCRC @jhcy @shcy Here are a few highlights...
We looked at and compared this lovely, warm Swedish cap with this highly embellished Pakistani hat, both 20thC, and thought about children’s #rights to safety, protection and care #article19 #UNCRC
We examined two amazing samplers, one made by a 10yr old girl in Wisconsin in 1832 and the other a colorful 1898 #darning #sampler, likely initialed by 10 different students, and considered changing ideas about children’s rights to an #education and #community #article28 #UNCRC
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L’université d’été du @medef #LaREF19 accueille une séquence sur le #doctorat « le pari des docteurs : la thèse pour innover » ouverte par le Pdt @Medef_75 puis @UCP_Germinet et avec trois lauréats #mt180 - @ABG_Asso @jeanlucbeylat
Et le débat s’engage avec quatre personnalités d’entreprises dont @jeanlucbeylat Pdt @ABG_Asso
@DDesplan : les grands groupes connaissent les docteurs, mais d’autres entreprises non -> à nous de les convaincre de ce que nous pouvons apporter
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#PhD students trying to move out of #academia often struggle with what to put on their non-academic CVs. So here's a list of 6 sets of TRANSFERABLE SKILLS (THREAD)
#AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter #phdchat #JobSearch
Here's a link to the full article this thread is based on:…
1.Communication - You are extensively trained in oral presentation & writing. Data visualisation and condensing information with all the details is a valued skill set! And also at listening & improving based on feedback.
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New paper out today which explores four different functional hypotheses about why people help look after someone else's child in the Agta.…
We explore the (non-competing) roles of kin selection, reciprocity, learning-to-mother and costly signalling in direct childcare, measured with 1.5 meter proximity
Downside of proximity is that you lose detail about the type of interaction, but using proximity measures meant we had a much larger sample size and (perhaps more importantly) time sample compared to focal follows.
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Some thoughts on the recent @Cloudflare #8Chan decision,
esp their recent blog outlining the decision to cut their services to the site from an #anthro #PhD who studies such #Internet companies:…

So much of Cloudflare's reasoning is endemic to a number of cultural tendencies I see in my research across "Internet infrastructure providers".

Understanding these is necessary to tackle discussions about the responsibility of tech companies in such tragic events. 2/17
Many smart people like @beccalew @BostonJoan @JessieNYC are discussing the ramifications of the Cloudflare decision.

I will focus on the fact that there is a problem in how these companies see their tech & connect this vision to a sense of corporate responsibility. 3/17
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OK. It's happening, and I can finally talk openly about it (a thread).

I have decided to transfer from my #PhD into a #Masters degree. I'm currently writing my thesis - I'm due to submit in October.

And I want to talk about it, because we don't talk about this enough.
This isn't a decision I've made lightly, or impulsively. It's due to a plethora of factors, including personal, project and professional reasons. It's something I've been thinking about for a long time, and something I should have thought more about before I even started my PhD.
I like studying. I like learning. I loved university, honours was challenging, but a PhD was the next logical step. I took a little time off (not enough)-but getting a scholarship early pretty much confirmed I'm be moving on to the next part of my academic life.
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So excited that the paper that is the culmination of my #PhD came out in @ScienceTM today! As the COVER story! Can't wait to share this 6-yr labor of love with the world. Here are some of the main takeaways from the paper:

#BigDay #HealthTech #PortableMRI #HydrationSensor
MRI is a powerful diagnostic tool but it is too expensive ($1.5M) and time-consuming (10-60min) to use on a regular basis. We developed a portable NMR sensor that can harness the diagnostic power of quantitative MRI at a fraction of the time (<1min) and cost ($1k).
It is not necessary to generate images in order to take quantitative magnetic resonance (relaxometry) measurements. Removing the need to generates images makes the hardware simpler, smaller, and cheaper.

I wrote about this for the @MIT_alumni blog:…
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QUAIS são as 5 coisas que você DEVE endereçar na tentativa de RESOLVER um #PROBLEMA ou -se você estievr escrevendo um #TCC, #MSc, #PhD...- relatar o que você está [pelo menos] tentando fazer?...

1: pra começar, ESTABELEÇA CLARAMENTE qual é o PROBLEMA que você está resolvendo...
2. o que outros que JÁ tentaram resolver o MESMO PROBLEMA ou problemas similares JÁ fizeram e POR QUE você precisa adicionar ALGO de novo ao que JÁ existia?

3. O QUE você [e seu grupo] somaram ao que existia e POR QUE isso VALE A PENA ser considerado como NOVO #CONHECIMENTO...?
4. COMO sua adição FUNCIONOU na PRÁTICA e como ela SE COMPARA com as OUTRAS soluções que já haviam sido PROPOSTAS para o problema [ou classe de problemas] em consideração?

5. O QUE você não tentou [AINDA], e PORQUE... e qual e sua VISAO de FUTURO pra essa classe de problemas?...
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It’s time for another #ORNITHOLODAY! Tweeting today are @hemmingsnicola1, members of her @sheffieldAPS team including @fay_morland, and collaborators @ZSLScience @kikaB8 & @Belfast_Ash9 (we’ll introduce ourselves properly shortly!) #ornithology #teamegg
We’ll be delivering dozens of amazing egg facts throughout the day (08:00-15:00 UTC) #ORNITHOLODAY #teamegg
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25 Full scholarships available for undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Please check our list and apply. Kindly retweet for others who are looking to study abroad. #scholarships #masters #PhD #studyabroad #freetuition #WednesdayMotivation #WednesdayWisdom
1. Western Sydney University
Range of scholarships available for international students seeking admission to postgraduate programs. Scholarships valued at $7,500 or $5,000 and 50% of tuition fees are awarded on academic merit.…
2. NYU school of law
All students admitted to the JSD program receive a scholarship equal to the amount of tuition & fees in addition to a stipend of $25,000.00 USD per year for 3 years.…
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Many academics find sitting down at the computer and starting to write to be the most difficult challenge facing them. One of the reasons for this, as one of my students put it so well, is that “if I never start, then I never fail.”
#AcWri #PhD
Another reason academics can't get started writing is getting out of the habit of writing–or never having had a writing habit.
While tough to overcome, this obstacle does have some straightforward solutions.
Here are ten (10) solutions.
#acwri #PhD
1. Make other tasks contingent on writing
An excellent way of dealing with the difficulty of getting started is to make a preferred task contingent on a nonpreferred task, as the behavior management experts put it (Boice 1983).
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1/6 What is the usefulness of inflammatory markers such as CRP, ESR and PV in #primarycare? My #PhD findings may make you think carefully about doing these tests. A thread 👇…
2/6 Inflammatory markers have an overall sensitivity of <50% so are not a useful 'rule out' test:
3/3 1000 inflammatory marker tests generates:
236 false-positives ...resulting in an additional
710 GP appointments
229 phlebotomy appointments
and 24 referrals the following 6 months
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I am a #SocialScientist but I can 100% relate. The #OCD episode that led 2 my diagnosis was centred on ethics protocols 4 working w human subjects. Strict adherence is a necessary part of research but my OCD took "making sure everything is done right" next level in a bad way. 1/4
I became consumed with details and risk scenarios to an extent that was counter productive. Completing an ethics application was so triggering it was near impossible. That's when I took medical leave from my #PhD program. #OCD #MentalHealth #PhDLife #SickNotWeak #PhDChat 2/4
#OCD is esp good at playing on strengths & turning them against us. It capitalizes on assets like responsibility, meticulousness, diligence- traits rewarded in #academia. I believe this is why I didn't recognise my struggle 4 so long. OCD masqueraded as being a good academic. 3/4
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Today is the 6th anniversary of my #PhD viva. I note it in some way every year. This year is a little different. Over recent months I've been facing up to the fact that I may not be able to stay in academia for the 7th anniversary. This is a thread on why.
Before starting on this though, a few thoughts first. As a white middle-class man I have never had to deal with any number of issues or obstacles that many of my friends, colleagues, or peers have. I can only imagine how hard it must be to deal with systemic obstructions too /2
Probably the last thing academia needs is another person who looks like me. That doesn't mean I want to leave, but we need to acknowledge the heavily uneven playing field that is in effect. If departments are already populated with people who look like me; it's time to ask why /3
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Hi #AcademicTwitter, and especially #PhD students and advisors--have y'all had a real discussion with each other and prospectives about the demographic declines of 18 year olds going to college that has already started and is going to be catastrophic as of 2025?
Lots of sources for this:… and… are two of the first I saw today but it's a known thing.
And have you had the very, very serious conversation about how this will impact the job market and academia as a whole? That most small private liberal arts schools are going to be fighting for their survival and many of the tuition-driven ones won't make it?
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Unser Beitrag zur #Wahlrechtsreform im Auftrag des @Wahlleiter_Bund:
Objektiv und rechtlich optimierte Einteilungen Deutschlands in z.B. 250, 200 und 125 Wahlkreise. Mit Mathematik!

Interaktive Ergebnisse: 🗺️

Bei Absenkung der Wahlkreisanzahl, kann Neuzuschnitt mit Methoden der mathematischen Optimierung und lediglich basierend auf den rechtlichen Vorgaben (Wahlgleichheit etc.) objektiv & parteipolitisch unabhängig durchgeführt werden!

📄 Forschungsergebnisse sind nun veröffentlicht.
Wie deutsche Bundestagswahlkreise auszusehen haben, geben das Gesetz und Rechtsprechungen vor:
1⃣ Gleichheit der Wahl => jeder Wahlkreis möglichst gleiche Bevölkerungsanzahl
2⃣ Administrative Konformität => Wahlkreise möglichst an Landkreisen, kreisfreien Städten u.ä. orientieren
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A thread on doing the #PhD you love regardless of what’s “trendy” or “canonical”. #phdchat
Mine was on J.R.R. #Tolkien, nearly 15 years ago. I had an amazing supervisor who was nearly taught philology by #Tolkien at Oxford (he missed him by a year!) My thesis became this book:
What got me thinking about this was this blog post by friend and #Tolkien scholar John D. Rateliff, best known from the 2-volume History of the Hobbit (an edition of all Hobbit manuscripts with notes):…
As you will see, back in the 1980s John was not allowed to do his #PhD on the emergence of fantasy as a literary genre (which would have focused on #Tolkien’s key role). The reason he was given was that it would be:
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All my #PhD #fieldwork is done.

I’ve been looking into Icelandic Whimbrels annual cycle and spent the breeding season in Iceland since 2015. While writing up I often miss my study sites. Decided to make a short thread summarising my #fieldwork there #phdlife #shorebirds #waders
Survey the breeding sites

Whimbrels are site faithful and territorial. I start the season by checking the area to see who’s back.
Here two males fight where their territories touch (I think; 10 MAY) #PhD #fieldwork #ornithology #waders #shorebirds #phdlife
Finding nests

As most #waders, Whimbrels usually lay 4 eggs. There is some colour variation between and within clutches (10 JUN; #Eyjafjallajökull in the background) #PhD #fieldwork #ornithology #oology #phdlife #shorebirds
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Born & raised in #Fanar #Lebanon, a tiny country in the middle east with a lot to offer. I always had a positive outlook on life maybe because of the culture or values🤷‍♀️.
If you don't know #Lebanon or a #lebanese then you should start mingling 🤣
@IWS_Network #VoicesIWS
I grew up surrounded by a loving, joking & tough type of family that always support each other even amidst fighting. You can imaging being 4 kids in different age groups can cause a lot of fights growing up 😂 #siblingsfight #family #VoicesIWS
I have my issues🤷‍♀️! I always wanted to prove myself & make my family proud(2nd child). A pressure that was just in my head; they were always proud of us. I wanted to grow up to be a doctor or an army officer like my dad. Let's just say I changed my mind! #VoicesIWS @IWS_Network
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I know I'm tweeting up a STORM about this amazing job with @AutisticaUK to be based at @turinginst & working with me!


Here's a little thread of threads so you can keep catching up on all the information I'm sharing on here 💖
In this thread I tell you about my motivations for designing the study in the first place
Here's a thread talking about the #FullStack requirements....and why you DON'T need to know ALL THE THINGS in order to apply!
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1/ I have been asked by many people how I managed to be accepted to @MILAMontreal after two years of trying. Here's my story. Last year I reached out to a new prof at MILA and I audited their class.
2/ They were interested, but when I applied, the semi-automatic system from MILA admission rejected me almost instantly because of my GPA. The admission completely ignored my 6 publications in child #psychology, 2 of which are #statistics paper where I'm first author.
3/ It frustrated me and it still does that this wasn't considered as relevant. Research is research, and research skills are easily transferable from a field to another. People are obsessed with labels and boxes and I didn't tick the correct #AI box.
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This is a thread on how to address criticism of low sample size in qualitative research. I hope you will read and share. #AcademicTwitter #QualitativeResearch #critqual #phdchat #phdadvice #educolor #PhD #acwri
1. Any question about sample size must not be answered right away until you understand the context of the question. Otherwise, you will fall into the trap of justifying qualitative research by using the criteria for quantitative research. It's a set up for failure. Avoid.
2. To understand the context of criticism about small sample size, inquire about the concerns first. Is it because the inquirer thinks nothing can be learned from a small sample size, are they asking questions about generalizability, data saturation? What is exactly the concern?
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I was born and raised in the beautiful city of #Curitiba, southern #Brazil!
This region is famous for being cold and cloudy (yes it can be cold in Brazil!).
It is also famous for its very endemic and beautiful #Araucaria pine trees. #voicesIWS @IWS_Network @500womensci /1
#Actions speak louder than words! I am thankful for my parents for being who they are. Both always showed love for Nature, different interests and #curiosity! So no wonder by observing them I grew up to be a very curious girl who really loved Nature. #voicesIWS @IWS_Network /2
During High School I became fascinated by the #mendelian #genetics classes and the work of #gregormendel! I also loved studying animals, ecosystems and climate so the obvious choice for me in University (@PUCPR_oficial ) was BIOLOGY!! @IWS_Network #womeninscience #voicesIWS /3
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#NSPNsymposium18 Dalal Najib
@theNASciences comes from #Casablanca in #Morocco and moved to @UMich for a #PhD on interaction of Mars & Venus atmosphere and solar winds. However, she had a crisis and wanted to give back to her community, and dove into #scipol, #ethics, #economics
She went on to do a Christine Mirzayan S&T fellowship via @aaas, one of the few options available to #international applicants (cc @IWS_Network). Wanting to engage #ECR, she applied for a position @theNASciences, got in, and never looked back #NSPNsymposium18
She now promotes #international development, security, and cooperation with @theNASciences, through #Science #technology and #innovation.

@theNASciences@NSF! The National academy is independent from govt and provides #scienceadvice and #evidence for #scipol

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