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I wonder if each of us has a least favourite chapter? Mine was the political and cultural context one; urghh! Brought me out in spots!!
Anyway, to the point: I agree with the last post, and I added the study limitations to this chapter too. It seemed to make sense to foreground these. Good luck with it!
I passed with minor corrections which I've now submitted, so all is good!
I really hope Monday goes well; it is an enjoyable experience once the initial nerves have settled, since it really is your chance to talk about what you know best with people who are genuinely interested & want the best for you.
Good luck! And I look forward to checking in to see how you got on.
Very best wishes, Mog
Great idea & I hope it works well. There's a link here to an initiative that brings developing researchers together to discuss all sorts:
I also submitted 26th March! I've just had a mock viva and thought I'd share the questions as we'll probably be preparing at about the same time. So, here's what I was asked:
1 What is it about?
2 Rationale for sample choice
3 Ethics and anonymity
4 Trustworthiness and credibility of analysis
5 Explain the theoretical framework. Was it relevant?
6 How did you analyse data?
7 Influence of gender
I was advised to make a table with bullet-pointed answers to likely questions and the pages where the information can be found - it saves wading through umpteen sticky notes & (in my mind) looks a little classier!
I hope you get a viva date soon.
The very best of luck, Mog
This is only a gut feeling, but isn't the aim of all research to provide a platform for future research? The concluding chapter of a thesis should include recommendations for further research, so I don't really know if you can use this as a specific objective.
Mind you, I know nothing about software applications, so you might be better off speaking to someone within your field.
Good luck! Mog
Are you looking for respondents from a specific organisation within that geographical area? Could you, for example, send the survey to colleges, schools, local businesses? It also depends on the size of the geographical area - I live in a miniscule dot according to Ordnance Survey maps, but you'd get over a thousand replies if you surveyed everyone here! It sounds very broad at the moment - can you give us any more detail to see if we can help a bit more?
It sounds like what you are doing is fine, but potential supervisors get a lot of these & they tend not to stand out much. I would highly recommend going to a post-grad open evening & speak with someone from the department you're interested in working in. That way you're more than just a name on an e-mail.
Good luck with the hunting!
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