I'm currently writing a transfer report from Mphil to PhD and I need some advice!
I have done a lit review, and a research plan and need to write about my progress to date. Just wondering how you guys approached this? Should I include information about conference presentations etc? Does anyone know any useful web sites or of any resources that may help?
My transfer report was a lit review and then a review of my work to date then a plan of future work and directions where I wanted to take my research.
I put a list of courses, conferences and presentations I had done as an appendix at the back.
Mine was about 13,000 words in the end.
At our university we are initially registered for no degree, then the report at the end of the first year decides whether you are registered for an MPhil or PhD (or whether I have to go back to being a database administrator (down)).
We have to cover:
• a statement of the problem, or aims/objectives
• literature review, with its relevance to your research
• what work you have done so far: theoretical ideas generated, software produced, experiments completed etc etc
• how you propose to complete the research, including timescales and milestones
I would definately include information about conference presentations since it is an achievement. In my case, I have prepared two papers, one is accepted but not presented yet and the other has just had the abstract accepted. My approach was to include them by using them as references.
I was told to stick to 3000 words but my new colleague has been given a limit of 20000 words.
My viva is on 3rd of November, please wish me luck.
Thanks guys. This is all great stuff!
I have been told that it should be 10,000 words. So far i have done 3,000 for intro and lit review and 2,000 on methods leaving 5,000 for progress, extensions and conclusions. Does this seem like appropriate weighting?
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