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December 12th, 2005
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Learning styles, and the fallibility of grown ups

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From:cartesiandaemon
Date:December 12th, 2005 01:19 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I know exactly what you mean.

Sometimes I've spent about ten minutes hammering away at a friend, asking how he knows something, and trying to get him to listen to what I think, because I don't at all know I'm right, but know I have more experience than him, and need him to at least repudiate if not agree with my evidence. This is mainly with friends though, it hasn't come up in work, though I can see where it would.

It's most difficult when you don't know how certain either person is, which as several people say is a particular problem here because some supervisors will have a fair idea of what you're supposed to find, and some won't, depending on the problem (and the supervisor) so you *don't* know how to pitch it.

It would be good to present the evidence with the question, even if you still phrase it as a "does this sound right?" I don't know how much difference it would make to your PhD though. It sounds like a problem, but then, it sounds like your supervisors, etc, were rather a mess in general, would anything have saved it?
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