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B.Tech Quality Project 401. Project Overview 22 February 2012. Agenda. Overview Research Layout of chapters Quantity per chapter Discussion chapters Breakaway sessions Closing.

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b tech quality project 401

B.Tech QualityProject 401

Project Overview

22 February 2012

agenda
Agenda
  • Overview Research
  • Layout of chapters
  • Quantity per chapter
  • Discussion chapters
    • Breakaway sessions
  • Closing
slide3
“ Actions speak louder than words and action is the secret of success. Your dream will only come true when you take action to achieve your goals”…Unknown
layout order to follow
Layout– Order to follow
  • Title of dissertation
  • Declaration of candidate
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abstract ( 1 page)
  • Table of contents
  • List of figures
  • List of tables
  • List of abbreviations
  • Glossary
layout continued
Layout continued….
  • Chapter 1 – Introduction (3 pages)
  • Chapter 2 - Literature Search (5 pages)
  • Chapter 3 – Methodology ( 5 pages)
  • Chapter 4 – Results and Discussion (3 pages)
  • Chapter 5 – Conclusion and Recommendation (2 pages)
  • Bibliography
  • Appendices
slide6
“Creativity is allowing you to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams
title topic
Title - Topic
  • Current
  • Relevant
  • Flair
  • Sufficient literature review
  • Able to fulfill requirements for the proposal
  • Area – Field – Aspect – Issue/variables
  • Nexus search
slide8
“ Never let other people decide your limitations or capabilities. There will be those that will say you are not smart enough, old enough or young enough. Don’t listen. You can set your mind and heart to accomplish anything” – Diaries Direct
chapter 1 introduction
Chapter 1 - Introduction
  • Background to problem
    • Currently done
  • Statement of problem
    • What impacts if you don’t ?
  • Aim (1)
  • Objectives (>1)
  • Rationale to the study
    • Why doing ?
    • What you hope to achieve ?
  • Delimitations and scope
  • Outline of research
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
  • Background to problem

Use authors to make a compelling introduction. Outline the main reasons prompting the investigation in this area

chapter 1 introduction cont
Chapter 1 – Introduction cont..
  • Statement of problem

Clearly outline what the problem is and as far as possible support it with some referenced author sources

chapter 1 introduction cont1
Chapter 1 – Introduction cont.
  • Rational for the study

Give clear reasons why the research is necessary and the importance and value of the study in a coherent paragraph

    • covers aim and objective
chapter 1 introduction cont2
Chapter 1 – Introduction cont.
  • Scope of the study/Delimitations

Where is the study focus confined to. Justify in a paragraph.

slide14
“ One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation” – Arthur Ashe
chapter 2 literature review
Chapter 2 - Literature Review
  • This includes a critical review of relevant literature sources
  • Use the Harvard method of referencing and refer to more recent author sources
chapter 2 literature review cont
Chapter 2 - Literature Review cont.
  • Demonstrate how the literature links to your topic, the problem statement and research objectives
  • Include any controversies or shortcomings.
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Chapter 2 - Literature Review
  • Related studies
    • Report
    • Internal, local, national, international
  • Technology available
    • Which technology you used ?
    • Why you used this technology?
  • Strengths and weaknesses
slide18
“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” - Albert Einstein
chapter 3 methodology
Chapter 3 - Methodology
  • Cover all aspects related to the research design study type, target population, sampling techniques, sample selection, size of sample, questionnaire design, pilot test (if conducted), any hypotheses formulated, data collection methods, interviewing procedures/schedule
chapter 3 methodology cont
Chapter 3 – Methodology cont.
  • How the data will be analyzed and any limitations
  • Use the appropriate sub headings, lots of author source references
  • Justify the research procedures employed
slide21
“ We shall not fail or falter, we shall not weaken or tire…

Give us the tools and we will finish the job”. –Sir Winston Churchill

chapter 4 results and discussion
Chapter 4 - Results and Discussion
  • Results of data (main)
    • Summary
    • Detail appendix
  • Discuss findings
  • Tie findings with objectives
slide23
“Energy is the essence of life. Everyday you decide how you are going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal and maintaining focus”. – Oprah Winfrey
chapter 5 conclusion and recommendations
Chapter 5- - Conclusion and Recommendations
  • Restatement of the Problem
  • Description of Procedures
  • Major Findings (reject or fail to reject Ho)
  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations for Further Investigation
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Chapter 5 - Conclusion and Recommendations
  • Conclusion
    • Tie with each objective you set out in chapter 1
    • State contradictions
    • Tie in with results from chapter 4
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Chapter 5 - Conclusion and Recommendations
  • Recommendations
    • Tie in with conclusion
    • What you found and how it could help
    • What future work could be continued…
bibliography
Bibliography
  • Consistent
  • Numbered
  • Referenced to content
  • Harvard
  • Alphabetical
appendices
Appendices
  • Number
    • A
    • A-1
  • Referenced correctly
rules
Rules
  • All pages numbered
  • All pages with a title
  • Submit 3 copies, ring bound
  • Assessment criteria
  • Font size 12 (general)
rules cont
Rules cont…
  • Font size 13, bold (headings)
  • Line spacing 1.5
  • Margins 2.5 cm (top and bottom)
  • Time-table (flow and dates)
due dates b tech
Due Dates B.Tech
  • 5 September 2012
    • 3 copies
    • Ring bound
    • No late submissions
  • 24 to 26 October 2012
    • Presentation
slide32

Proof reading

  • Publication – guideline from Dept
  • Mark allocation
    • Dissertation = 75 marks
    • Presentation = 25 marks
slide33
“Research is a combination of endurance and ambition. It is a balance of patience, perseverance and humility.” – Shalini Singh