My life 9 months before the defence

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RESEARCHERS’ SUMMERDAY 31.5.2012:
“Cornerstones of the dissertation process”
PROGRAMME
8.30–9.00 MORNING COFFEE SERVED
SESSION I: Thesis writers’ experiences
9.00 Morning coffee and day opening (welcoming words, introducing the participants and the programme)
9.30–10.30: Dissertation process from the beginning to the end (two speakers and discussion)
- “My life 9 months before the defence” - Jari Laru (20 min)

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My life 9 months before the defence

  1. 1. “My life 9 months before the defence”Jari Laru,University of Oulu,Finland
  2. 2. http://www.slideshare.net/larux/laru-thesisintro2012http://www.slideshare.net/fullscreen/larux/scaffolding-collaborative-learning-with-cognitive-tools-based-on-mobile-computers/1
  3. 3. ONE YEAR AGO
  4. 4. 2011: Efficient writing of the..
  5. 5. Thread of the thesis was missing
  6. 6. 9 MONTHS AGO
  7. 7. 16.8.2011
  8. 8. ”It’s not problem, not at all..Diginatives as bridge” (P. Kirchner)”I have students who have exactly same issues with their theses” (B. Wasson)
  9. 9. NOW
  10. 10. 30.5.2012
  11. 11. Theory in first paper still usable.Theory 2004Cognitive tools, Scaffolding. Still usable.
  12. 12. Backup or .. You knowBackup
  13. 13. Manage references with Mendeley, Zotero, Refworks etc..Manage references
  14. 14. Methods: case study or design based research? Or both?Methods: case stud
  15. 15. Final mods were/are slow because..Backup failed/miss
  16. 16. http://www.slideshare.net/larux/laru-thesisintro2012http://www.slideshare.net/fullscreen/larux/scaffolding-collaborative-learning-with-cognitive-tools-based-on-mobile-computers/1
  17. 17. Biggest hurdle..• I thought that I don’t have time to insert my references into reference manager. BIG, HUGE BUMMER..• It’s SO EASY and FAST to do when you have book / journal / whatever in front of you.• Afterwards, umm..
  18. 18. Solution: MENDELEY. Refworks is slowWeb DesktopWeb2.0 for Academic Writing: Crowdsourced Bibliograhy: millions of references ready for you.Database integration, Zotero Integration. WORD/LIBREOFFICE integration.
  19. 19. http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/jari-laruTHANK YOU!

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