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About Suraj

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  1. Thanks! This specific book looks appreciably comprehensive. The mixed methods literature that I've encountered so far (including Cresswell, but not limited to his work) has been somewhat sparse, and a bit cursory in general. Also, while Cresswell is nice, I find him and most other mixed methods texts too philosophical and qualitative/not quantitative enough. It is a relatively new move between the social and human sciences, though, so all of this is perhaps just to be expected. For the time being.... ...... added to this post 31 minutes later: Currently, quantum theory in relation to a new (un)existential computing framework I am developing
  2. Weirdly happy that Whimsicott got its Fairy typing--Poison wrecks it, Steel makes it easier to beat relatively quickly

  3. @Teybo's pointing to validity from a primarily statistical viewpoint is especially helpful if one is interested mainly in the more recent "Big Five"--A.K.A. the five-factor model--of personality. The above being said, though, qualitative research has played an equally important role as quantitative in the development of personality science. Human science (which is the qualitative counterpart to quantitative social science) has its own, distinct validity criteria, and any optimal discussion of personality will necessarily include acknowledgement of these as well. Personality includes both (inter)subjective and (inter)objective aspects of human psychology: hence the need for a "mixed methods" (i.e., philosophical/theoretical, qualitative, and quantitative) paradigm.
  4. Congrats! Sounds exciting.
  5. I have a spreadsheet...which desperately needs updating
  6. Forgot that I'd already taken this. 37, just now...hah! In ur face, @catatonic
  7. Trying out my department's biofeedback system, for the first time
  8. Sitting in my library office, mapping out my Ph.D. dissertation
  9. Mixed methods research in social science. Currently reading the much-awaited (for me) book written by the area's most eminent researcher, John Cresswell! I also have Computing for Social Research, which I haven't looked inside, yet. I may do so closer to Sirius17's Vancouver presentation(s)....
  10. Pokémon Sun/Moon -- competitive WiFi Singles Battles Revved up Guild Wars 2 on le new laptop, yesterday, too...plays pretty well!
  11. I like to hit at least 3.5 hours of effortful physical exercise a week. This doesn't include walking or micro-stretches, but does include light yoga (too inflexible to go heavier--just yet), jogs, runs, conditioning (bike; rowing machine), pull-ups, push-ups, and sit-ups, and weight-lifting. Access to a pool is what I most sorely lack, presently...
  12. Liking the (new?) avi!

    1. toki


      thank you! [it is new :]

  13. usually go with black, or else a mocha/latte/whatever the eff else
  14. Meditation club, I'm assuming? Also: what has your research focused on? Most psych Ph.D. programs are neither philosophical, explicitly community-oriented, nor interested in meditation. (Mine is all three of these, but it is very unique in those regards; even if academic interest in meditation seems to be on the rise.) If both psych and philosophy interest you enough, consider looking into theoretical psychology--and if that interests you enough, feel free to shoot me a PM. Best of luck to you.