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by damnsaiyan
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: qualitative Questionaire?
Replies: 3
Views: 1748

I'm not sure IPA would be the best way to analyse online open-ended questions. You wouldn't be able to pick up on points that participants mention briefly, and you wouldn't be able to do the whole simultaneous process of interviewing new participants based on the analysis of past transcripts. That's...
by damnsaiyan
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Article request
Replies: 1
Views: 817

Article request

Hi all,

Does anyone have access to the following article?:

Emerging therapies for fibromyalgia: an update by Jacob N Ablin, Dan Buskila, in:

Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
September 2010, Vol. 15, No. 3 : Pages 521-533

I'd be very grateful!
by damnsaiyan
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Needing to liaise with HR!
Replies: 3
Views: 1747

For my old job, I was allowed to start working alone with patients until my CRB came through. But I was allowed to start anyway and shadow the psychologist etc. If your post involves things that don't require you to be alone with patients to begin with, you might be able to work around it?
by damnsaiyan
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: No previous AP experience applying for a band 5 job
Replies: 13
Views: 4381

I got a Band 5 AP post without any paid experience (I had one year voluntary NHS research assistant and MSc). Like others have said, I think it depends on the job and the person specification. However, saying that, I don't consider my post to be a higher AP position. It depends on the trust and the ...
by damnsaiyan
Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: How do I make the most of my new job?
Replies: 5
Views: 1542

You could ask to sit in on one of the therapy sessions. They might be more than happy to arrange that as it will will help you have a better understanding of the research?
by damnsaiyan
Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Edpsy forum and discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 16812

Aw, that sucks. The second forum doesn't work either!
by damnsaiyan
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Psychology & Health article
Replies: 1
Views: 693

Psychology & Health article

Hi all,

Does anyone have access to the following article?:

Francis et al. (in press). What is an adequate sample size? Operationalising data saturation for theory-based interview studies. Psychology & Health, DOI: 10.1080/08870440903194015
by damnsaiyan
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Experience of Pain Management Programmes (Qualitative)
Replies: 6
Views: 1945

I'm not sure I agree with your supervisor getting you to write the Job Description, but I've sent you a message which has some info my job description in.
by damnsaiyan
Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Experience of Pain Management Programmes (Qualitative)
Replies: 6
Views: 1945

Just out of curiosity, why are you writing your own job description?
by damnsaiyan
Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Name 3 and then pass it on
Replies: 255
Views: 65470

Derwent Valley Mills
Durham Castle
Dorset Coast

Bloody hell that was hard.

Name 3 albums from the 2000-2009 beginning with T
by damnsaiyan
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Psychology assistant or assistant psychologist?!
Replies: 12
Views: 11715

My current post was advertised as "Assitant Psychologist", but since I've started I've been introduced to people as "Psychology Assistant". At one point I did ask my supervisor, but she said there's no difference!
by damnsaiyan
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Life after being an AP?
Replies: 5
Views: 2062

I still love psychology, but I think personally I don't think I can do what Clinical Psychologists do! [nosy] which bit do you think you'd find difficult? [/nosy] I find running groups quite difficult. Although I help facilitate them at the moment, I could never do what my supervisor does! I also t...
by damnsaiyan
Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Life after being an AP?
Replies: 5
Views: 2062

I'm an assistant at the moment, and I don't think I can do Clinical Psychology. So I'm applying to do Graduate Medicine instead. That's just as hard to get on to, so until I get accepted (if I do), then I'll stick with AP and RA jobs cos I know I'm capable of those. I still love psychology, but I th...
by damnsaiyan
Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: qualitative books
Replies: 6
Views: 2152

I really recommend this one -

Jonathan Smith (ed). Qualitative psychology - a practical guide to research methods. Each chapter is on a different approach, with examples of how to come up with research questions, collect data, analyse etc
by damnsaiyan
Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Experience of Pain Management Programmes (Qualitative)
Replies: 6
Views: 1945

I've sent you a PM :)