User:Andy Maloney/Kinesin & Microtubule Page/Flubbed talk page

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If you do not have an account with Open Wet Ware, you can obtain one from here. I would like to have people format their questions and comments in the following manner:

  1. Make a subheading with your name by typing in the following to the wiki:
    • ===Your Name=== This subheading will be your area where you can post new comments to or, update any comments that you may have previously posted.
  2. To make new comments, please use the following wiki markup to sign the new comment with a time stamp.
    • '''~~~~:''' The output of this looks like: Andy Maloney 12:29, 7 February 2011 (EST):.

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As much as I would like to keep my dissertation completely open and in the media wiki format, I will have to at some point format it to the guidelines dictated by my university. This will necessitate putting a final "snap shot" of the dissertation in a book format of which, all comments will have their own special appendix in each chapter.

Thanks for looking at my open dissertation!

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Frank Wicker

Professor Emeritus of Education Psychology at the University of Texas

Via email.

  1. I see that you're in a field where just establishing the conditions to start doing the experiment is a tremendously complex and elusive thing, so it seems to me to be a really important contribution to help other researchers understand those complexities and overcome those barriers.
  2. I think your definition of the word "tool" is a little different from my own, because e.g., I would have said that the first person who came up with and used, say, the wheel, was being very creative but it was instantly a tool. That is, I guess a tool is to me more or less anything that is useful and I don't normally separate that from creativity. However, I think we all have a right to come up with our own definitions of words, and I can see how your definition is just right for allowing you to make the point you want to make and for clarifying what your dissertation is about.
  3. I liked your use of the cooking analogy -- it seemed right on target to me. Again some committees in my day might have frowned on the use of any non-formal analogies but if that is no longer true it's all to the better. I think the analogy is especially helpful for outsiders like me to get a clear sense of the plans and purposes of your study.

There are a few places where I might make a minor quibble about wording, such as somewhere you say that something "works best" for you whereas I think "works well" would be better, since one probably never knows for sure what works best.

Cesar A. Rodriguez-Rosario

Cesar's Blog. Cesar's Lab Page.

  1. Ha! Your first reference is Ace of Cakes!
  2. This is very detailed and sharp, very nice. I think you might need a broader Introduction to engage the reader before spelling out the tools. This might be done as an introductory chapter (Chapter 0?), or as an overview of the different tools before you describe them in detail.