Honestly if I saw 100 hours for a publication I'd assume you were just thrown onto the list of names. Think about it, that would only be 2.5 weeks at a full-time job. Over the course of an entire year that's very low.
?Thanks a lot. It was a retrospective study. So, does 200 sound ok? Would they think I am lying if I write too much?
Thank you again
Was this time over an academic year, or was summer included? Did you invest more time in the summer? Did you take off time during school breaks, mid-terms, and finals weeks? Multiply actual weeks by hours per week as you recall them, allowing for some variation. Give your best good-faith guess-timate.
Thanks a lot everyone. This project included lots of statistics. Does time spend learning statistics count as well? That would be a lot of time. Thank you.
For my research that led to publication I separated the activity into two - one as a research activity and one as a publication.Can I just list in number of years? Listing x,000 hours looks too obnoxious for me personally. Do adcoms like to see big numbers?