July 29, 2018
On Saturday, 28th July 2018 the DoctorateHub presented a webinar on Chapter Content and Order. The webinar provided an overview of the fundamental differences between PhDs that generate generalizable and defensible knowledge and DBAs that create actionable knowledge applicable to a particular issue or organisation; the similarities and differences in thesis structure in terms of chapters; and offered one view on how a structure might look.
We explored content of the various chapters from a DBA perspective, taking an action research focus. Discussion included the order of the literature review v’s methodology chapter; where conceptual framework designs, the first instance of the research question and data analysis reside. We also explored the use of one v’s multiple action cycles and the impact of ethical approval on progress towards commencing collection of data. The upcoming residency content and the likely focus of viva examiners was also touched on, with the next webinar being timely to cover the viva exam.
A selection of the presentation slides are here.
Those who attended received a summary of the questions and answers from the webinar in addition to the full set of slides. The full slide deck is also available at the Peers4Progress class room, which provides you with a meeting place to support ongoing discussions, and collect and share resources. PLEASE NOTE: to access Peers4Progress, you will need to LOG-IN to the training space and then self-enroll at the Peers4Progress board. For newcomers to the training space: you can create an account free of charge – follow this link to create your account
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