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Have you ever wondered if you'll end up as someone's PhD thesis?
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:11 PM   #2
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I think that today I was a data point in somebody's psych paper. A bunch of ditzy girls were running up to people headed out from the grocery store, and asking them for hugs. I guess they could count me as one more in the "ignored and kept walking" column, since I was tired and they obviously weren't lacking in hugs.
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Have you ever wondered if you'll end up as someone's PhD thesis?
You were probably thinking along the lines of that Nobel prize winning thesis ...
"The Optimal Lifeplan of Khan - Measured six different Ways"

You should worry more about being someone's lab rat science experiment. Whether or not they publish isn't as important.
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Well, I've been cited and acknowledged. But no one's ever actually studied me (thank heavens). Not that I know of, anyway.
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Have you ever wondered if you'll end up as someone's PhD thesis?

Good gosh almighty no.............

...but then again....
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Have you ever wondered if you'll end up as someone's PhD thesis?
Military veterans get that a lot.

One of the reasons I started writing "The Military Guide" was Russ Graves' PhD thesis on whether military officers were financially independent (and could stop working after retiring from the military) or had to find another job as soon as they retired from the military.

It was based on a survey. Some of the sketchier data indicated that the more senior military officers (hypothetically the ones who achieved FI more easily) were much less likely to retire for good but instead would keep working until they were no longer able. This was not surprising, given some of the senior officers I've seen, but it piqued my curiosity.

http://repository.tamu.edu/bitstream...pdf?sequence=1

Russ' last duty station was at Texas A&M, where he retired from the military to get his PhD and keep on teaching. To his credit, if I was living/teaching in College Station then I'd have no reason to stop working either. I haven't e-mailed him in a while but when the book is shipping to the exchanges then I'm going to mail him a copy.
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Nope; insufficiently self-absorbed for that fantasy.

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... if I was living/teaching in College Station then I'd have no reason to stop working either.
Yep, you'd need something to do to keep the symptoms of chronic depression at bay. Me, I'd strongly consider moving out of state...
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Military veterans get that a lot.

One of the reasons I started writing "The Military Guide" was Russ Graves' PhD thesis on whether military officers were financially independent (and could stop working after retiring from the military) or had to find another job as soon as they retired from the military.

It was based on a survey. Some of the sketchier data indicated that the more senior military officers (hypothetically the ones who achieved FI more easily) were much less likely to retire for good but instead would keep working until they were no longer able. This was not surprising, given some of the senior officers I've seen, but it piqued my curiosity.

http://repository.tamu.edu/bitstream...pdf?sequence=1

Russ' last duty station was at Texas A&M, where he retired from the military to get his PhD and keep on teaching. To his credit, if I was living/teaching in College Station then I'd have no reason to stop working either. I haven't e-mailed him in a while but when the book is shipping to the exchanges then I'm going to mail him a copy.

Nords..... don't listen to REWahoo.... College Station is a good place... and if I had a gig teaching at a college (heck, any college) I would not retire in a few years either....

Also, a lot of classes are going online... my wife is signed up for two and both are online classes... the profs are usually available on Skype at regular times... one was 'teaching' while he was traveling in Europe... nice...


As for the OP question.... nope...
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Have you ever wondered if you'll end up as someone's PhD thesis?
Pigs will be circling over New Orleans in January before that happens.
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Have you ever wondered if you'll end up as someone's PhD thesis?
All right, Khan, what have you been up to now?
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Yep, you'd need something to do to keep the symptoms of chronic depression at bay. Me, I'd strongly consider moving out of state...
As a 3-degree Aggie, I have occasionally thought briefly of moving back there

and then thought, "Nah...."
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Pigs will be circling over New Orleans in January before that happens.
I didn't notice any last January, so I guess you are safe for now....
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When I was in the first grade I was the subject of a college students term paper. She took me around to a few places (museum, art gallery, airport) and observed me. My mom gave me the copy of the paper later. I was certainly an obnoxious, egotistical kid.
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