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    Quote Originally Posted by herenorthere View Post
    Is it a MS/MA thesis?
    I actually just switched from an MA to an MS by recommendation of my Graduate advisor.


    Thank you all for the constructive criticism, this will set me up nicely with some good questions and obstacles to run by my professor/committee. Again thank you all

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    Herenorthere has a good point regarding working with your advisor's research. Don't be afraid of sucking up, it often works. Convincing him will be the first priority. I don't have a lot to add to the good comments made already. I think no matter how simple you keep the experiment, it will be a long term study if you want to demonstrate statistical support for your findings. This means a lot of plants, the more the better. As a consequence, the need for simplicity is paramount as you will be dealing with the aspects of it daily and for a good spell. I did a paper which I consider worthy of a masters thesis as an undergrad which required a lot of time doing boring repetitive pollen counts and taxonomic identification of thousands of grains daily. The tedium was nearly unbearable at the end.

    Try to source identical plants from TC to eliminate variables in genetic makeup. This is problematical if you are on a time line, but probably no more so than trying to acquire any large number of subjects. That's a hurdle.

    Remember: statistics will be your best friend in demonstrating the scientific worth of your study. Learn how to present your data base intelligently by becoming acquainted with the software needed to express this.

    Certain topics today are "HOT" intellectually speaking. "Green" gets the attention. Maybe you can use this to inspire interest, lol.

    I salute you for your passion and interest, and hope you can realize your research goals!
    "Grow More, Share More"

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    Also forgot: do not ever forget that you can always ask people for help. You are not alone. This day and age less so than 20 years ago. That was my mistake working on my MS. i wanted to get things perfect before I took it to the committee....

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    Time flies

    Thesis is complete! *Huge sigh relief* Graduation in 2 weeks.

    For those interested, I did not end up going the Trichoderma route. Instead I chose to compare the dry prey mass and physical pitcher characteristics between S. leucophylla and S. leucophylla anthocyanin free. Keep an eye out in the near future for very hopeful publication *crosses fingers*.

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    woots

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    Woot indeed Mach, woot hehe

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    Major congrats Yann!

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    Oy, many thanks Butch

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