October 19, 2019
Join one of our two free Webinars on ‘The Thesis Proposal – Initial Compilation and Subsequent Execution’.
The Webinar on Saturday 23rd November will start at 12noon UK time (GMT) sharp, the Webinar on Wednesday 4th December will start at 6pm UK time (GMT) sharp, so please log in a few minutes before in readiness.
The thesis proposal is the starting point of your research, and it is also a living document that will accompany you alongside your doctoral research journey. For some programs the thesis proposal is the entry chip, and upon enrolment in the doctoral program it will be the initial focus to compile an operational thesis proposal to be approved by the supervisors and getting ethical clearance to be subsequently carried out. But there is more to it, the thesis proposal is very likely outdated the moment you hand it in for approval and clearance. And the reason for this is that you continue building up knowledge about the research problem through. You continue to consult the literature, you will be making further observations of the research problem, you will talk with stakeholder about the research problem, and with this collect, intentionally or accidentally, more and more data and information that are going to shape your problem understanding and the various boundaries of your research problem and focus. Limiting yourself to the initial set of literature, research methods, research questions, stakeholders to be engaged with, or artefacts to be looked at, does not seem to be a sensible option, once your problem understanding advances. And therefore, the initial research proposal will mature and change together with your research and eventually converge into your draft thesis.
In this webinar we will be looking into this conversion process so to understand the critical elements of your initial thesis proposal, the existing knowledge to be leveraged into it, and how to assure that the thesis proposal is actionable and frontward compatible so to eventually converge into your draft thesis.
Once registered, participants will be forwarded the webinar link to dial into. To maximise the learning for participants, questions may be sent to the DoctorateHub to: firstname.lastname@example.org. These will be addressed during the webinar.
To register click here. Once registered, participants will be forwarded the webinar link to dial into.