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PhD in Management, HR, HRM, HRD, ‘phd’ thesis best in management research

  1. 1. [what makes the ‘phd’ thesis best in management research: how do I know my thesis is strong]
  2. 2. Introduction Review Methodology Data Collection and Presentation Discussion and Conclusion Suggestions and Recommendations, with Further Research Appendix – Annexure 1: Questionnaire – Annexure 2: Schedule – Annexure 3: Publications Review Introduction Methodology Data Collection and Presentation Discussion and Suggestions Conclusion and Recommendations, with Further Research Appendix – Annexure 1: Questionnaire – Annexure 2: Schedule – Annexure 3: Publications
  3. 3. Introduction Body of thesis/ work/theme focused on the thesis question(s) background information Explain the scope of your work, what will and will not be included Definition Features Tables of Records End with your study plans Define Your Research Problem Skimming !!!!!!!!!
  4. 4. Review The pattern Indian Study Overseas study Significant studies Focus: Objective/Hypothesis, Tools, Outcome No books Award Winning Papers 5-8 years
  5. 5. Topic Choice Significance Unsolved Problems It contributes Novelty How the course changes Curiosity Till last what happens Action ability New Areas New Practices
  6. 6. Method of Study/ Methodology The Present Study Objectives Hypotheses Research Design Method of Study a) Geographical Area b) Organisation c) Sampling Population Scope of the work Landscape
  7. 7. Method of Study/ Methodology Data Collection Pre-pilot observation Pre-pilot study Final observation Mode of Data Collection Angles of Enquiry Sources of data collection Analysis of the Results Period of Study Findings of the Study Uniqueness of the Study Contribution of the work Limitations of the Study
  8. 8. Data Collection and Presentation Instrument Design: Detailed Tables / Graphs / Figures Numbering Footnotes Sources Different sections for category Presentation Completeness Clarity Credibility
  9. 9. Discussion and Conclusion Results with other study results Patter Uniqueness Contradictory Surprises Strong Statements: Estd your study Practical Implications Judgments New insights In Roads in Study findings
  10. 10. Implications of Study Academic Policy people Research What Level How !!!!
  11. 11. Suggestions and Recommendations, with Further Research Number Sections Model Theory developed Further Research Why How Which methodology
  12. 12. Appendix – Annexure 1: Questionnaire – Annexure 2: Schedule – Annexure 3: Publications – Any other work related – Email communication – Conference papers – Information essential, not critical – Photos – Interview published – Write-up – Et al
  13. 13. Other observation – Preface – Acknowledgements – Content page • Contents of chapter • Tables • Figures • Graphs • Roman numerals (iii, iv, v, …) • Body of dissertation numbered using Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3,) Definitions Organizations names Websites
  14. 14. Other observation Figures and Tables Horizontal Figures and Tables Supplemental Figures and Tables Acknowledging the Work of Others List of acronyms and abbreviations Headings and lists A.3.1.1 Numbering of headings Numbering of tables and figures
  15. 15. Other observation Glossary of terms Tech words meaning per se et al Italics Underline Bold Footnotes End notes Bibliography Reference
  16. 16. Other observation Bibliographies If you have included footnotes (or endnotes) and source lines in your paper, then you do not need to include a bibliography Repeating a Citation 50 Thomas Smith, “New Debate over Business Records,” The New York Times, December 31, 1978, sec. 3, p 5 – 51 Ibid., p. 6. On the Web 4 General Motors, 2006 Annual Report, p. 58, investor_information/docs/fin_data/gm06ar/download/gm06ar.pdf, accessed September 2007.
  17. 17. Other observation Books (Printed) One author Footnote 10 David A. Garvin, Operations Strategy: Text and Cases (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1992), p. 73. Bibliography Garvin, David A. Operations Strategy: Text and Cases. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1992 Periodicals Footnote 59 Steven Levy, “The Connected Company,” Newsweek, April 28, 2003, pp. 48– 52. Bibliography Levy, Steven. “The Connected Company.” Newsweek, April 28, 2003, pp. 48–52.
  18. 18. Theory Empirical Concept Newspaper Books ISSN/ ISNB Patient Copyright Impact Factor Pleagaursium Body first abstract Key words No citations Introduction Review Methods Results Discussion/ conclusion Contribution Further research Reference
  19. 19. References EBSCO Ulrich Directory ICSSR Abstract directory National Organization / Institute Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) AIU AIMA
  20. 20. avoid I / We / Above table / Slogans / More citations / Underline / Bold / Italics / More CAPITALS
  21. 21. Myths Easy Cut and paste Repetitions Good English, can get away Length long, award report short
  22. 22. 22 Research Competencies Drafting Editing Writing Logical end Critical thinking Thought process Attention for details Synthesis
  23. 23. write for brevity than length
  24. 24. Checklist • Is every page of the dissertation correctly numbered? • Does the body of the text begin with Page 1? • Is the pagination continuous? Are all pages included? • Is the Dissertation Acceptance Certificate unnumbered • Is the placement of page numbers centered throughout the manuscript? • Is the title page formatted correctly? • Certificate? • Does the copyright page follow the title page? • Is the abstract included after the copyright page, and is it formatted consistently with the rest of the
  25. 25. Checklist • Does the abstract include the title of the dissertation, the author’s name, and the dissertation • Are the margins 1” on all sides? • Is the font size 10-12? • Are references in the form of footnotes, or end notes • Are all charts, graphs, and other illustrative materials perfectly legible, numbered? • Do lengthy figures and tables include the “(Continued)” notation? • When appropriate, have you filed for a patent?
  26. 26. Financial Sources ICSSR AIU UGC ICSSR Nat Labour Inst IIAS NGO Applied Manpower