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PhD proposal help!

User: Jesswileman - 18 December 2020 20:54

Hi, I’m Jess.

I’m currently writing my PhD proposal. My methodology involves extracting textual data from Facebook groups.

I’ve never used python, but would like to to extract the data.

Would having no experience in it put me at a disadvantage to become accepted as a student?

I’d love any advice that can be given.


User: rewt - 21 December 2020 21:59

I don't think it will disadvantage you that much if you are willing to learn. The fact that you have identified what skills you need to learn for your PhD will look good if you have a plan. No PhD applicant has every relevant skill and most supervisors will expect you to learn a few important skills, so I wouldn't worry to much.

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