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August 30, 2007
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What are you interested in?
What would you like to learn more about?
What topics might be relevant to your thesis work?
What topics might be relevant to your future career?
Select a small number of candidate topics (Oct 2)
How much information seems to be available?
Is this topic over done?
What open questions are there?
Do you still find this topic interesting?
Do you have the skills necessary to pursue this topic?
Focus (October 11 - one paragraph description)
Select a topic
Define a focused research question
Read some more
Conduct a “literature review”
Adjust your topic as needed
Write a project proposal (October 25)
Research and Communication SkillsSelecting a research topic
Solove, Daniel J., "'I've Got Nothing to Hide' and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy" . San Diego Law Review, Vol. 44, 2007 Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=998565
“Privacy’s function…is not to protect the presumptively innocent from true but damaging information, but rather to protect the actually innocent from damaging conclusions drawn from misunderstood information.” -- Lawrence Lessig, Privacy and Attention Span 2001
“You have to realize that we're people and that we need, we just need privacy and we need our respect, and those are things that you have to have as a human being.”
— Britney Spears15 June 2006NBC Dateline
Is this true?
Can humans live without privacy?