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Got feedback today for the first manuscript I'd submitted for publication in a peer reviewed journal. The feedback was very helpful, but also negative. They don't want to publish the paper and don't even want to invite resubmission. I'm a little sad about this, but at least some of the points made were also quite nice: apparently the paper was well and clearly written, and the research question was valid. But apparently the theoretical contribution was 'meagre'. Oh well. Next time.
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It's been beautiful and sunny for much of the day and I even managed to site in my class this afternoon with my jumper off, without freezing. Roll on warmth. I have had enough of winter.

This morning I got involved (impromptu) in this recruitment day at my college, because Ceejay needed someone who could bend over and attach electrodes to volunteers ankles for our polygraph demonstration. It was quite a nice thing to be involved in and I got free lunch out of it. Just sandwiches, but hey, don't knock it.

In the afternoon I went to a session about the portfolio for my PGC in Learning and Teaching in HE. Pedagogist was being his usual woolly self, but fortunately my favourite tutor, Athena came along for the second half of the session and we had some very productive discussions about our action research projects. Mine is going to be about the way my research methodology and statistics course have worked this semester after I redesigned them over the summer. The issue I am particularly interested in is how the students have felt about their level of involvement in the course and the effects that the course design (letting students decide upon the questions to investigate and putting research projects together from those with guidance from the tutors) has had upon their motivation. I actually look forward to reading up upon a lot of this stuff.

Now I am back at home and dithering about whether to type up some stuff for a potential publication I want to send of for consideration, or whether to get back to Ta'Kiri. [livejournal.com profile] the_marquis and I had a very fruitful discussion this morning about some story logistics, which I still needed to think through before launching into ch 15.

Oh, and [livejournal.com profile] pellegrina has managed to hand Ch 1 of our WiP to a bonafide test-reader... Looking forward to the feedback.
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Was a low-key day yesterday without getting much done in the way of useful stuff, because I felt kind of grim after the meeting with the boss. It could have been much worse, but it could have been much better.

Today was much better! Got my first paper sent off for publication -- I hope they accept it, even if they want me to do some corrections etc. This was a good thing, because it meant I could send an email to Rol my supervisor from PhD days, who'd agreed yesterday to act as a referee for me in job hunt, but pointedly commented that a few papers would really help me in making more of my career.

After I'd posted the paper -- wibble! -- I treated myself to some more JavaScript... Read more... )

After the programming and hunting around the web for potentially useful sources, I wrote the first part of the assignment that I have to hand in on the 15th. When I mentioned it to Ceejay, she remembered that she had a whole lot of journals about the teaching of psychology that I could borrow. As it happened, the first of these that I picked up had two articles by people from my old university: Rol, Ruby and a couple of other colleague! I also found two potentially very useful papers for my assignment.

Anyway, spent the evening editing some of one of my big stories, so that I can get it into a place from where I can continue writing it. This is one that I have mentioned to Polly before -- hopefully, I'll be able to send you some of it soon for some comment, my dear evil twin...

Time for bed now, another meeting with boss tomorrow.
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Was a low-key day yesterday without getting much done in the way of useful stuff, because I felt kind of grim after the meeting with the boss. It could have been much worse, but it could have been much better.

Today was much better! Got my first paper sent off for publication -- I hope they accept it, even if they want me to do some corrections etc. This was a good thing, because it meant I could send an email to Rol my supervisor from PhD days, who'd agreed yesterday to act as a referee for me in job hunt, but pointedly commented that a few papers would really help me in making more of my career.

After I'd posted the paper -- wibble! -- I treated myself to some more JavaScript... Read more... )

After the programming and hunting around the web for potentially useful sources, I wrote the first part of the assignment that I have to hand in on the 15th. When I mentioned it to Ceejay, she remembered that she had a whole lot of journals about the teaching of psychology that I could borrow. As it happened, the first of these that I picked up had two articles by people from my old university: Rol, Ruby and a couple of other colleague! I also found two potentially very useful papers for my assignment.

Anyway, spent the evening editing some of one of my big stories, so that I can get it into a place from where I can continue writing it. This is one that I have mentioned to Polly before -- hopefully, I'll be able to send you some of it soon for some comment, my dear evil twin...

Time for bed now, another meeting with boss tomorrow.
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After some slightly less than strenuous persuasion (I didn't need that much!) from my Evil Twin, I have finally got round to getting myself a livejournal. The Marquis thinks I will now never get anything published, but I am confident that at least the paper that I have in preparation should be ready to go off once I have got rid of this cold/sinus-thing, yuk!

Anyway, it cold here, and I have to wear gloves at the keyboard to prevent my fingers from turning blue, so I won't sped too much time on this entry.

Gonna go explore!
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After some slightly less than strenuous persuasion (I didn't need that much!) from my Evil Twin, I have finally got round to getting myself a livejournal. The Marquis thinks I will now never get anything published, but I am confident that at least the paper that I have in preparation should be ready to go off once I have got rid of this cold/sinus-thing, yuk!

Anyway, it cold here, and I have to wear gloves at the keyboard to prevent my fingers from turning blue, so I won't sped too much time on this entry.

Gonna go explore!

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