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research questions/
qualitative versus quantitative issues
research methodology
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creative thinking ...
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accepting v rejecting applicants
long v short term planning
formality v informality
originality v conformity
control v autonomy
copy editor v guardian of standards
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culture and language
grumbles, complaints and appeals
ownership of work
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Pat Cryer's book for research students
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