Limbo time



Finishing the thesis was a concentrated, focused time: Long days, with the whole thing clear in my mind. It flowed, made sense, told a coherent story and was tight. Every citation and reference was in place, and I knew they were right as I’d put them in as I wrote. None of that chasing back afterwards to find things for me. EndNote even cooperated! Well, almost. Somehow it managed to add a mysterious 10 digit number to the citation for all the journal articles, but I noticed and hand-deleted them all from the plain text version. I was confident that what I submitted was original, professional and worthy of the degree. I let it go.

Then was the waiting game. After a couple of weeks Virginia came to tell me, beginning pre-emptively with “No, it’s not back yet; one examiner has withdrawn their availability so it has been sent to…

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About fwbresearch

This site is to inform people about an Australian study exploring the experiences of rural baby boomers in friends with benefits relationships. The research team consists of Linda Kirkman, a PhD candidate in Health Science at La Trobe University's Rural Health School, and supervisors Dr Virginia Dickson-Swift and Dr Christopher Fox. Posts include presentations about the research, publications, and reflections on sexual health promotion.

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