I already knew I had a great doctoral advisor, but the cherry on top to having a historian as an advisor is they have all.the.books. and they let you borrow one for class when you haven't ordered your copy yet. 👀 My qualitative research course is off to a great start! #phdlife#education#scholar#decolonize
DAY 237: I've gone a bit down the rabbit hole trying to figure out #ethicalapproval for #DELTAproject (Day 105 and 236!) and what steps to take to secure it for the different stages. It's almost like a hydra where I finish off one task, only for it to result in several more needing to be ticked off. The more I read about procedure the more new rules and paperwork I unearth. So far I've been applying to two different RECs ( #researchethics committees); #university#ethics for my #focusgroups with #memoryclinic staff (Day 206!) and #NHS ethics for my #interviews with memory clinic service users and for my validation study of the ACE-III Urdu UK (Day 18 and 28!). Because of this I would need to do two different applications for #HRAApproval as well, which is another additional and unavoidable approval that is needed. Upon reading further on #researchgovernance I'm debating combining it all into one giant but singular application to be reviewed by the NHS REC only that will simultaneously undergo just the one HRA Approval. This means no extra paper trail and I'm not appealing to an extra REC body. I'm hoping this might make the process simpler but it's still in the works and has to be supervisor approved.
I asked and you answered!
In case you missed it, 2019 is the year of the periodic table! 150 years ago Mendeleev gave the table the scaffold it has today!
To commemorate it, I’m going to be dedicating days throughout the year to different elements (I’ll slip these is between my other posts so it doesn’t get too dry 😉)
So if you have an element you want me to talk about let me know and Ill do it 😁
But before that, I should very briefly talk about some of the history of the table!
1789: Antoine Lavoiser created the first list of ‘simples’ (pic 2) substances which could not be broken down further including hydrogen, oxygen and water (of course now we know water is actually made of 2 Hydrogens and 1 oxygen atom!) 1803: Dalton proposed the Atomic theory(pic 3)
1817: Johann Dobereiner obeserved triads (groups of 3 elements) which have similar chemical & physical properties
1865: John Alexander Newlands gave the law of octaves by noticing elements can be arranged in ascending order of their atomic weights and every eighth element has similar properties (pic 4)
1869: Dmitri Mendeleev stated “the properties of an element are the periodic function of their atomic masses” and arranged the table into periods (rows) and groups (columns) and elements in a group have similar properties! (pic 5)
Since then, there have been many alterations with the discovery and explanations of nobles gases by Ramsay and heavier elements like the actinides by Seaborg!
Let me know if there is a particular element(s) you want me to cover in this series!
SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!! 🙏🏽 Abq friends: if you are willing to share two hours of your life with me that you will never get back so I can practice newly-acquired cognitive assessment skills, I would so appreciate it! I'll buy you lunch after!! (Disclaimer: cannot give any feedback or tell you your IQ, as the testing isn't valid when administered by a student). Think it over! TIA #phdlife#wais#skillz#schoolissomuchnerdfun
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Seriously, you guys are the best! Thanks to everyone who sent me good vibes from here today regarding my interview! I GOT THE JOB, and so excited to start my journey with mental health. Years of college, and years to go. But it’s paying off. 🤘🏻 Things are just going up from here. 2018 was NOT the year for me. Unexpected health diagnoses, torn hammy, horrible breakup/relationship. But I still grinded it out, now we here.
So thanks again for all of the positivity, and kind words 🖤 #PhDlife#Idkhowtoflexorpose#PowerbellyAndChickenNuggets4life
The journey to my current project in India was not short. Long-haul planes, airports, and transfers are not the most interesting things. The journey from the airport at Bhuj to the town of Mandvi was much more my sort of thing.
We got a car that took five people and a whole mountain of survey equipment. Our driver was certainly impressive, I’ve never seen a man remain perfectly calm whilst talking on his mobile phone and threading the needle between two massive trucks going different directions at 60mph. We stopped for the cows though.
Bhuj and Mandvi are on the Kutch Peninsula in North West India. Years ago, prior to the arrival of the airport, travel here wasn’t easy. The “peninsula” is almost an island with the sea on one side and two huge salt marshes encircling it. People say Kutch retains quite a strong identity because of this, even for modern India. Hopefully I’ll get to see some of that whilst I’m here.
I’m chasing Romans again, they really did get around... #india#kutch#gujarattourism#mandvi#archaeology#fieldwork#geophysics#phdlife#travel#wanderlust#traveller#wanderer#explore#discover#culture#traveldeeper#cow#travelphotography#liveforthestory#canon#canonphotography
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Book #21 came at the very right time! It made me realize that I am on the right path in this journey. Most of the examples and chapters discussed were readings I have done and names I had become accustomed with. It will help with my #postcolonial list I am working on soon. Are you noticing my backgrounds? ;) #ArabicTheory#Lailareads#comps#phdlife#autobiography
My b-team bestie @megbeth77 is pretty much the most amazing friend ever. Last week, I took my PhD qualifying exams to move to candidacy. During the exam, I had my phone on “Do Not Disturb” except during breakfast, lunch, and dinner time, to check in with friends and family. It was one of the most intensive academic things I have done — to be so focused for such an extended period of time. I felt like I had run a marathon by the time it was over, and I had, a mental marathon. Consistently, every day (the exam was 72hrs), I would have these AMAZING notes to me in my messages throughout the day. They made me laugh and gave me determination. Serio tho - my friends are absolutely incredible, brilliant, and supportive. 👑✨🔥 #bestfriendgoals#friends#amigas#goals#encouragement#best#phdlife#mylife#memes#beautiful#hilarious#killinit#toocool#youcantsitwithus#exam#love
Thought I’d join in on the 10 Year Challenge just for fun. Left: the only picture I could find of me from 2009. Right: the most recent picture of me from 2019. Hair and glasses have definitely changed and I certainly feel 10 years older today (though that might be due to the whole PhD thing 😅) #10yearchallenge#phdlife
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As the @mbjcc Wellness Educator, an IFBB competitor and exercise physiologist, I am honored to join the Miami Jewish Film Festival (@miamijff) in presenting "BIGGER." A movie about seeking strength not just for physical improvement, but for confidence. A movie about perseverance and triumph in the face of adversity.
A movie about the benefits of strength beyond the muscle.
Finally back in the lab 🥼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And after moaning that January had been a bit slow in my previous post, today I’ve been informed that there are 5 participants lined up for next week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
FIVE in ONE week 😱!
This means next week is going to be very busy for me. And if the rest of the year continues like this pretty soon I’ll be drowning in data 📈📊, which I’m definitely not complaining about 😊!
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LOGISTIC REGRESSION is one of the basic and popular algorithms to solve a classification problem. It is named as “Logistic Regression” because it’s underlying technique is quite the same as Linea Regression. The term “Logistic” is taken from the Logit Function that is used in this method of classification.