The Thesis/Dissertation Defense

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Stage 2 - Preparing the Proposal

You should be careful not to use this presentation too much: your thesis must be a connected, convincing argument, not just a list of facts and observations.

Stage 3- Conducting the Research

Stage 4- Writing the Research Paper*

Once your thesis has been assessed and your friends have read the first three pages, the only further readers are likely to be people who are seriously doing research in just that area.

24. A simple rule - if you are presenting information in the form ofa table or graph make sure you introduce the table or graph in your text.And then, following the insertion of the table/graph, make sure you discussit. If there is nothing to discuss then you may want to question even insertingit.


It alsoexplains the practicalities of surviving the ordeal.

Your thesis will also be used as a scientific report and consulted by future workers in your laboratory who will want to know, in detail, what you did.

These key words provide a skeleton for much of your chapter outline.

If the thesis is for a PhD, the university requires that it make an original contribution to human knowledge: your research must discover something hitherto unknown.

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19. I must assume you're using some form of word processing on a computerto write your dissertation. (if you aren't, you've missed a major partof your doctoral preparation!) If your study has specific names of people,institutions and places that must be changed to provide anonymity don'tdo it too soon. Go ahead and write your dissertation using the real names.Then at the end of the writing stage you can easily have the computer makeall of the appropriate name substitutions. If you make these substitutionstoo early it can really confuse your writing.

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I'll order a microfilm of that thesis they cited in their paper.") For important parts of apparatus, you should include workshop drawings, circuit diagrams and computer programs, usually as appendices.

Or you could use a drop-box or other more sophisticated system.

S/he already knows the answer (or one of the answers), not to mention the background, the literature, the assumptions and theories and the strengths and weaknesses of them.

Then put all the folders in a box or a filing cabinet.

The report concerns a problem or series of problems in your area of research and it should describe what was known about it previously, what you did towards solving it, what you think your results mean, and where or how further progress in the field can be made.