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Prepare your Ph.D. Defense Presentation

  1. 1. Preparing your Ph.D. Defense PresentationChristian Glahn<br />
  2. 2. The Defense Setting<br />Present your entire research project (max. 20 min.)<br />Answer questions from the review committee (min. 20 min.)<br />
  3. 3. You can't take nine women and make a baby in a month, there is a process. <br />But in the end don't talk about the pregnancy, show the baby.<br />
  4. 4. Ph.D. Research is about Innovation in a Domain<br />What is your contribution to the TEL domain?<br />Is your contribution specific to TEL?<br />Why is this relevant for the domain?<br />
  5. 5. 4 Years of Research in 20 Minutes<br />Research problem<br />Specific research question<br />Research methodology<br />Key results and empirical foundation<br />Implications for the research domain<br />
  6. 6. … slightly differently phrased<br />Research problem<br />Research question<br />Method<br />Key results<br />Implications<br />Motivation<br />Target<br />Action<br />Product<br />Quality<br />Research<br />Organisation<br />Mission<br />Statement<br />
  7. 7. Relevance to the field<br />3 Types of research problems<br />Research Problem<br />Effectiveness<br />Attractiveness<br />Efficiency<br />Maturity of the research domain<br />
  8. 8. Relevance to the field<br />3 Types of research problems<br />Hermeneutic<br />Research Problem<br />Effectiveness<br />Attractiveness<br />Efficiency<br />Maturity of the research domain<br />
  9. 9. Effectiveness<br />Does something work as expected?<br />Effect on learning<br />Effect on teaching<br />Social effects<br />
  10. 10. Attractiveness<br />How to make something more interesting?<br />Less drop outs<br />More/different target groups<br />Usability<br />
  11. 11. Efficiency<br />How to make something faster or cheaper?<br />Performance <br />Costs <br />Time <br />Resources <br />
  12. 12. Exercise 1<br />Identify the type of research problem your research is about.<br />Tip: There can be only 1 type!<br />
  13. 13. Research Question<br />Include 1 question word <br />Include a question mark<br />Concrete<br />Relate to 1 research problem<br />Relate to a research subject<br />
  14. 14. What are the factors that influence the perception of peer feedback in self-directed learning?<br />
  15. 15. What are the factors that influence the perception of peer feedback in self-directed learning?<br />Question word<br />Effectiveness <br />Subject<br />
  16. 16. How to use social software in formal education and how to improve the learning processes in these settings with respect to their effectiveness and efficiency? <br />
  17. 17. How to use social software in formal education and how to improve the learning processes in these settings with respect to their effectiveness and efficiency? <br />Effectiveness <br />Question word<br />Subject<br />Efficiency<br />Question word<br />Subject<br />Attractiveness Efficiency?<br />Effectiveness <br />
  18. 18. Exercise 2<br />Phrase your main research question.<br />Review the research question of your neighbor.<br />Present your research question.<br />
  19. 19. ImplicationsAssessing the Quality of Your Work<br />Answer your research question!<br />The key findings need to support the answer<br />Focus on your main contribution<br />
  20. 20. http://www.slideshare.net/phish108<br />http://twitter.com/phish108 <br />

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