Monthly Archives: February 2012

‘Truth’ in Science

Reviewing papers for journals can be a chore sometimes, especially if the submission is from a non-English speaker and you spend all of your time trying to decipher what the authors are trying to say. However, it is an aspect … Continue reading

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A remarkable exam statistic

I’ve just finished marking my Semester One scripts. I shared four modules and the total number of scripts was close to one hundred. Remarkably, less than 5% of the marks on these modules, which are mathematical, were in the 60-69% … Continue reading

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Masters by Research

The demise of the research masters (in the sciences) is a bit of a pity I think. Sadly, it is now almost seen as a sign of failure – something one receives if you’re not making it at PhD level. … Continue reading

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