Second Assignment • one of two major assignments • Evaluation thoroughness with which material has been identified, including connections to other relevant research topics; way in which material has been put into context, and evaluated, including apparent trends.
The moral of the story is: The title of your dissertation doesn't matter, all that matters is who your thesis advisor is. The topic of your research will change!
The topic of your research will change! This course is calledIntroduction to Research. Discuss NOW with your supervisor the nature of your topic, to ensure that it has a promise of the necessary research content. One half technical, one half literature survey and Theory of Science.
Background Reading • Theory of Science • Discussion on formal argument and logic. • How to Succeed in your Master’s & Doctoral Studiesliterature review is not merely a collection of publications, but a “scholarship review”. • The reasons for the scholarship review: • To ensure that previous studies are not just duplicated • To determine the state of the art on a subject • To become familiar with the way in which other scientists • perform their science.
BEFORE The Next assignment • Discuss your first Assignment with your supervisor. • Discuss your topic with your supervisor. • Discuss again, and in detail, your topic with your supervisor. • The topic should be such that a RESEARCH PROPOSAL can follow from it. • Note that if the research element is not clearly obvious, and identified in your final assignment, your proposal will not be accepted. • Your research proposal must be just that. So your literature search/review paper must expose the area in which you intend to work.
The Next assignment • Not enough commitment to schedule. • Submission dates and procedure for Assignment II. • Pay meticulous attention to every word that I have said. • Especially study the guidelines for authors carefully • Cover page as instructed, followed by paper body • Study the grading form to ensure you have covered everything. • PAY METICULOUS ATTENTION TO MAIL SUBJECT LINE • Assignment title: SURNAME INITIALS ASS 2
Rule 2 All decisions are subjective