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碩士論文計畫英文口試訓練 --應外所 Sadia
by 徐碧霙 2009-05-31 20:45:06, Reply(13), Views(1426)

 

  

口試前愛的小叮嚀:

1.     多花點時間解釋 experimental design

2.     務必提供 questionnaire(s)

3.     解釋 sample items of the questionnaires

4.     詳細解說研究步驟 (procedures)

 

 

 

Criteria:

 

1.      Will the proposed research problem, if successfully carried out, be a significant contribution to this area of knowledge, deserving of an M.S. degree?

 

 

 

 

2.      Does the presentation give reasonable evidence that the student is familiar with significant literature in his/her field?

 

 

 

 

 

3.      Are the proposed methods adequate to provide valid experimental data?

 

 

 

4.      Will the proposed experimental design provide valid data applicable to the proposed research problem?

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.      Are the proposed statistical procedures adequate to provide valid interpretation of experimental data?

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.      Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

          - conciseness and clarity of the presentation

          - correct language

          - quality of the slides

          - answering of the questions

          - use of time

 

 

 

 

 Questions:

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Comments/Suggestions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reply(13)

1. Will the proposed research problem, if successfully carried out, be a significant contribution to this area of knowledge, deserving of an M.S. degree?

Nice topic! I believe that it would be a significant contribution to this area of knowledge if she gives more information about her research.

 

2. Does the presentation give reasonable evidence that the student is familiar with significant literature in his/her field?

Definitely! She described a clear, strong and updates review and give reasonable evidence in her research field.

 

3. Are the proposed methods adequate to provide valid experimental data?

 It’s unclear explanation after slide 23. If you could give more clear information to audience, which will be better understand.  

 

4. Will the proposed experimental design provide valid data applicable to the proposed research problem?

A little bit unclear for their design due to time limitation.

 

5.  Are the proposed statistical procedures adequate to provide valid interpretation of experimental data?

Yes, she applies t test, one way ANOVA, confirmatory factor analysis to conduct her data.

6. Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

       

- conciseness and clarity of the presentation

Sure, but lack of timing control

- correct language

Not bad!

- quality of the slides

Related background design, and good ppt design such as 6,11,21,23

- answering of the questions

Over time so no answer responses

- use of time

Not quite well

 

 Questions:

1.      In slide 24, why you choose those schools? And base on what criteria you choose those hotels? Further, how many managers would participate in your research?

2.      How long will the interview take?

Comments/Suggestions

- She should speed up!

- Looking professional

- Showing good confidence!

- Some slides don’t have the page number.

- For questionnaire, I think that puts the background information in last part would be more appropriate.

 

 

1.     Will the proposed research problem, if successfully carried out, be a significant contribution to this area of knowledge, deserving of an M.S. degree?

Yes, the result of this research must help the curriculum designing not only for the department of AFL, but also for the department of Leisure and Management.

 

2.  Does the presentation give reasonable evidence that the student is familiar with

significant literature in his/her field?

Yes, Sadia provided a large number of the literature in this field of her research.

 

3. Are the proposed methods adequate to provide valid experimental data?

The part of methodology is not clear at all.

 

4.  Will the proposed experimental design provide valid data applicable to the proposed research problem?

She did not explain clearly.

 

5.  Are the proposed statistical procedures adequate to provide valid interpretation of experimental data?

She will use the descriptive analysis for TE; T-test for gender, experience of taking

tourism-related English, and experience of internship; and one-way ANOVA for age

and years of studying English.

 

6.  Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

conciseness and clarity of the presentation

should take care of the time controlling

correct language

fluently

quality of the slides

The PPT is too complicated to focus on the content.

answering of the questions

no

use of time

Over time

 

Questions:

1.      Are the schools of the participants for your study based on the region?

2.      It seemed that the variables in the content of PPT are not related to the topic. Why?

 

Comments/Suggestion

1.      It is a big mistake that she is late for her presentation.

2.      Take care of the content of PPT because there are little mistakes.

3.      Sadia is the presenters dressing up the most formally so far.

1.      Will the proposed research problem, if successfully carried out, be a significant contribution to this area of knowledge, deserving of an M.S. degree?

 

The researcher doesn’t show the significant contribution part in her presentation. In my own opinion Tourism English is not the main subject for the students major in Tourism Department.

 

2.      Does the presentation give reasonable evidence that the student is familiar with significant literature in his/her field?

 

The researcher described a clear, strong review in her research field. (It’s a little bit too much for the literature part, should spend more time on explaining your research design)

 

3.      Are the proposed methods adequate to provide valid experimental data?

 

   The methodology is not clear. You should spend most of your time on explaining your methodology part.

 

4. Will the proposed experimental design provide valid data applicable to the proposed research problem?

Not clear, running our of time.

 

5.  Are the proposed statistical procedures adequate to provide valid interpretation of experimental data?

Yes, she uses T-test for gender, experience of taking tourism-related English, and experience of internship. Also use one-way ANOVA for age and years of studying English.

 

6. Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

       

- conciseness and clarity of the presentation

Should work on the time controlling.

- correct language

Should speak louder.

- quality of the slides

p.1 2 the color is not clear

 

- answering of the questions

Over time

- use of time

Didn’t finish the speech.


Questions:

1.      What’s main purpose for Tourism Department students to learn Tourism English?

2.      Slide 17 “A couple of students mentioned….” <- what’s their major?

3.  Slide 17 about the satisfactions with Tourism English cited the real situation on site did not allow them to fully display their knowledge and skills to the visitor. What kind of knowledge and skills? (English oral skills, the background knowledge of the history or….?)

Comments/Suggestions

 

- Should organize your speech.

- Look professional

- Some slides’ page number is don’t clear.

- Should control your time.

 

 

1.      Will the proposed research problem, if successfully carried out, be a significant contribution to this area of knowledge, deserving of an M.S. degree?

Yes, it is an useful research, the result will be useful to know students’ perceptions.

 

2.      Does the presentation give reasonable evidence that the student is familiar with significant literature in his/her field?

Yes, she showed her confidence and also provided a lot of related literature.

 

3.      Are the proposed methods adequate to provide valid experimental data?

Yes, the number of participants is adequate to provide valid experimental data.

 

4.      Will the proposed experimental design provide valid data applicable to the proposed research problem?

I think her independent variables and dependent variables she showed in slide# 22 are not right. I cannot see the relationships between them.

 

5.      Are the proposed statistical procedures adequate to provide valid interpretation of experimental data?

I think it is adequate to provide valid interpretation of experimental data.

 

6.      Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

conciseness and clarity of the presentation

Good

correct language

Good

quality of the slides

Clear to understand

answering of the questions

Good

use of time

A little bit run out of time

 

 

Questions:

Since your topic is to investigate students’ perceptions, what is the need of having the staffs of hotels as your participants?

 

Comments/Suggestions

I’m not sure about why you use the hotel stuffs as one of your participants choosing, but I think you could consider consulting their opinion about the skills that students who want to engage in tourism need.

Oh dear beauty Sadia:

1. Will the proposed research problem, if successfully carried out, be a significant contribution to this area of knowledge, deserving of an M.S. degree?

 Yes, you have the clear and good background of the study, motivation and stement of the problem.

 

2.      Does the presentation give reasonable evidence that the student is familiar with significant literature in his/her field?

Sure, since you provide a lot of literature reviews to your field. In my opinion, they are the good evidence to support your research. It is very good. Therefore, you must be familiar with your research. Good for you.

 

3.      Are the proposed methods adequate to provide valid experimental data?

 

Sure, since you have a geat amount of participants to provide valid experimental data.

 

4.      Will the proposed experimental design provide valid data applicable to the proposed research problem?

You explained the independent variables and depenent.  

 

5.  Are the proposed statistical procedures adequate to provide valid interpretation of experimental data?

 

Yes, she applied descrptive analysis, one way ANOVA and t-test to the research.

 

6. Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

 

conciseness and clarity of the presentation

Good

correct language

Good

quality of the slides

Professional

answering of the questions

Good

use of time

Not controlled the time

 

Questions:

Could you explain more about your data analysis? Thank you!!!!!!

Comment & Suggestion:

Your ppt design is really good and professina and you looked very profession, too!!!!!

 

 

 

 

Sadia’s Final

Comments and Questions:

 

1.      Will the proposed research problem, if successfully carried out, be a significant contribution to this area of knowledge, deserving of an M.S. degree?

Being only in one area, tourism, seems not so strongly convincing to the audience.

2.      Does the presentation give reasonable evidence that the student is familiar with significant literature in his/her field?

A plenty of information is slides 12 to 20 provide enough knowledge to the audience.

3.      Are the proposed methods adequate to provide valid experimental data?

Different participants in the pilot and formal studies may affect the validity of the results.

4.      Will the proposed experimental design provide valid data applicable to the proposed research problem?

In the last third, the descriptive analysis might provide sufficient data to the research questions.

5.      Are the proposed statistical procedures adequate to provide valid interpretation of experimental data?

In the last two slides, it is hard for me to see the reason to analyze the two factors, age and gender and furthermore, what they are going to perform.

6.      Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

1. A problem of the time control.

2. Skipping some latter pronunciation of the words might cause some problems on the listening comprehension for the audience.

3. Though, we still see lots of confidence and potential to be a professional presenter.

 Questions:

1.    Could you offer me some information on the two instruments of Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Structural Equation modeling?

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Comments/Suggestions

1.    The slides are really vivid; however, the items seem too many. Perhaps the categories of them could be more simple and concise.

Dear Sadia,

Here is my response for you~^^~

Criteria:

1.      Will the proposed research problem, if successfully carried out, be a significant contribution to this area of knowledge, deserving of an M.S. degree?

Yes, I think the proposed research problem will be a significant contribution to English teaching field. It also will provide an effective need analysis for both EAP and ESP.

2.      Does the presentation give reasonable evidence that the student is familiar with significant literature in his/her field?

Yes, you did a clear and detailed review for your research. You reviewed the importance and satisfactions of Tourism English at first, the acquired English competency for future job, motivation and anxiety of learning Tourism English were also reviewed step by step.

3.      Are the proposed methods adequate to provide valid experimental data?

Yes, you also did a clear research design for independent and dependent variables for your research.

4.      Will the proposed experimental design provide valid data applicable to the proposed research problem?

In my opinion, the research design is good with the detailed explanation. Especially, you explained the reason that you chose 7-point Likert scale for adults, it’s great!

5.      Are the proposed statistical procedures adequate to provide valid interpretation of experimental data?

If you have time to claim this part for us, we may judge this part clearly.

6.      Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

- conciseness and clarity of the presentationThe clear presentation with confidence is great; moreover, I did love your dressed and hairstyle! ^^

- correct languageYes

        - quality of the slidesThe PPT is quiet good and clear, I love it!

        - answering of the questionsGood

        - use of timeSince you only have 10 mins to present, it’s unfair to judge this for you

 

 Questions:

1. Do you have any ideas for getting more questionnaires from employers?

2. There is one way of getting questionnaires that taking from the graduated students, do you think the graduated students would like to give the questionnaires to employers and let employers evaluate them?

3. How many curriculum committee members are there in your research? Where are they from? e.g. from CYUT.

 

Comments/Suggestions

You chose an interesting and quite good topic for your research; however, I really worried about the percentage of retaking questionnaires (I did the working of retaking questionnaires from graduated students, it’s really a HARD work!). I discussed with Teacher Teresa, and I suggested that you may make the criteria for graduated students. For example, you set the students who graduated from CYUT during 2006 to 2009. It may effectively promote the percentage of retaking questionnaires. I wish it could give you some ideas for your research. ^^

 

I'm sorry for making the incorrect questions and comments, the correct ones are below: 

 Questions:

1. How many participants will be interviewed in your study?

2. What is your data analysis for interview?

 

Comments/Suggestions

Your research is quite practical, and the on-time presentation will make your presentation prefect next time! ^^

the incorrect questions and comments...Orz  The correct one is here:

Criteria:

1. Will the proposed research problem, if successfully carried out, be a significant contribution to this area of knowledge, deserving of an M.S. degree?

The hospitality industry has become one of the main industries recent years. Thus, the research topic would be helpful in this field.1

2. Does the presentation give reasonable evidence that the student is familiar with significant literature in his/her field?

Yes, she showed many literatures in tourism English field. However, she spent too much time on this part.

3. Are the proposed methods adequate to provide valid experimental data?

It should be rethinking about the locations. In her pilot study, the participants will be recruited at CYUT, however, the locations are different in conducting formal study.

4. Will the proposed experimental design provide valid data applicable to the proposed research problem?

Yes, the research design would provide valid data to the research problem.

5. Are the proposed statistical procedures adequate to provide valid interpretation of experimental data?

Yes.

6. Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

  - conciseness and clarity of the presentation

It would be better if she could speak more with her own words instead read so many words on the slides.

  - correct language

Good.

  - quality of the slides

The background of PPT is too dark.

Too many pictures in the background design, it might distract audiences’ attention.

Some mistakes with the format.

  - answering of the questions

Good.

  - use of time

Out of time.

Questions:

1.      Do you think the years of studying English would have influence upon participants learning tourism English?

2.      How long will it take for conducting the pilot/formal study?

3.      Could you explain how will you interview with the hotel managers specifically?

Comments/Suggestions

She should have more eye-contact.

The presentation should be reorganized. (literature review)

To Dear Sadia,

1.   Will the proposed research problem, if successfully carried out, be a significant contribution to this area of knowledge, deserving of an M.S. degree?

Yes, the statement of the problem is that students do not perform well as expected. And this research is going to examine the relationship between many variables. If it success, I think it do help.

2.      Does the presentation give reasonable evidence that the student is familiar with significant literature in his/her field?

Yes, the researchers provide 5 evidences in this proposal from slide 11 to 20.

3.      Are the proposed methods adequate to provide valid experimental data?

Yes, because she has too many questions on the questionnaire, she uses the CFA to narrow down the variables.

4.      Will the proposed experimental design provide valid data applicable to the proposed research problem?

Yes, it provide the reliability on slide 27, but it lack of the validity.

5.      Are the proposed statistical procedures adequate to provide valid interpretation of experimental data?

Yes, I can see the researcher use descriptive analysis, T-test, and one-way ANOVA.

6.      Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

conciseness and clarity

of the presentation

It’ s seems that you understand your research, but it’s better to provide more information on the instrument part.

correct language

Yes

quality of the slides

Too many pictures – messy.

answering of the questions

You don't have enough time, and I know that.

use of time

Out of time

 

 Questions:

1.    Do you have the questionnaire’s name? You use your questionnaire or the others? It’s better to tell the audience that some information about your main instrument – questionnaire. Can you tell us here?

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Comments/Suggestions

1.    Nice dress

2.    Good smile

3.    Clear intention on your research

4.    You should check the form in correct style

5.    Out of time

6.    In slide 28, you lack of one procedure of “conducting formal study” after revising questionnaire.

7.    The ppt’s background is too messy

8.    You should check the form on your ppt – be noticed about your ppt’s quality

9.    It’s better for you to provide the detail of your main instrument in this research

10. It’s pity for you that you are the last one and the time pressure makes you uncomfortable, but you should also check your time presentation, you are out of time.

Dear classmates:

              Thanks for your thoughtful suggestions & comments. I did benefit from your perspectives. Also, you are always welcomed to have further questions about my study if I do not make myself clearly here. Thank you!

Questioners

Questions

 

Irene

1.  In slide 24, why you choose those schools? And base on what criteria you choose those hotels? Further, how many managers would participate in your research?

2.      How long will the interview take?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responses

Dear Irene:

1.        The participants of the study will focus on college students of Tourism Management in Taichung. There are Tourism Management Departments instituted at colleges I have chosen. Therefore, it is reasonable to choose them as the participants for my study.

2.        The staffs who work at international hotels would get more chances to apply English to their workplaces than ones who work at local hotel. Therefore, they are more familiar with the situations what I am going to explore. Then, the hotels I have selected were shown on the name list of international hotel providing from Tourism Bureau in Taiwan.

3.        I will conduct four interviews for this study. Each interview is conduct with one manager. That is, four managers participate in the study.

4.        It varies with different conditions during the interview. Overall, 40 minutes to 1 hour.  

 

 

Jeffrey

1.  Are the schools of the participants for your study based on the region?

2.      It seemed that the variables in the content of PPT are not related to the topic. Why?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responses

Dear Jeffery:

1. Yes, I am sorry to not emphasize that in my presentation.

2. The dependent variables of the study are: importance of tourism English, satisfaction with tourism English, learning at school, acquired English competency for future job, satisfaction with the environment support, motivation for learning tourism English, anxiety of learning tourism English. My topic is “Study on Students’ Perceptions of Motivation, Satisfaction and Anxiety of Learning College Tourism English and the Needs Analysis of English for Tourism Industry”. This topic should be revised slightly since it is not as suitable as well. I will discuss this issue with my advisor someday.

 

 

 

 

Paulinna

1. What’s main purpose for Tourism Department students to learn Tourism English?

2.      Slide 17 “A couple of students mentioned….” <- what’s their major?

3.  Slide 17 about the satisfactions with Tourism English cited the real situation on site did not allow them to fully display their knowledge and skills to the visitor. What kind of knowledge and skills? (English oral skills, the background knowledge of the history or….?)

 

 

 

 

 

Responses

Dear Paulinna:

1.          According to the statistical data reporting from Tourism Bureau in Taiwan, the income taken by foreign visitors has benefited our tourism industries. Most of college students of Tourism Management Departments will apply jobs at tourism industries, such as hotel, restaurant, tourism sectors, etc. They have lots of chances to use English to communicate foreign visitors. Without skilled English capability, students can not provide satisfying service for international customers. Furthermore, their English performance would determine the business of tourism industries and visitors’ impressions of Taiwan. Therefore, students of Tourism Department have to learn Tourism English which related to their professional knowledge.

2.“Tourism Management”

3. English proficiency. I am sorry not to point out that during my presentation.

Dear Paulinna:

 I read the comments you gave me on e-portfolios. Thanks for your useful comments. From your comments, you mentioned that “The researcher doesn’t show the significant contribution part in her presentation. In my own opinion Tourism English is not the main subject for the students major in Tourism Department.”

Actually, one of the contributions of the study may help committee members of tourism English to design the courses curriculum more suitable for their students. Also tourism English teachers may understand better on how to make courses more practical and authentic for their students from this study. I do not show the contribution of my study at my presentation since the study has not been conducted completely. In my opinion, it would be better to show the significance of the study when the results come out.

Stan

1.      Since your topic is to investigate students’ perceptions, what is the need of having the staffs of hotels as your participants?

 

 

Responses

Dear Stan:

I conduct interviews with managers of international hotel because it is unknown whether industrial employers are satisfied with college students’ English competence and knowledge toward tourism from the past research. Therefore, I have to interview with them to collect qualitative data.

Lynn

1.  Could you explain more about your data analysis?

 

 

 

 

Response

Dear Lynn:

The study is conducted with qualitative and quantitative method. I will apply descriptive analysis to test the Mean value & Standard Deviation of dependent variable. As for the differences of students’ perception of tourism English between and Age & Years of Studying English (divided into three groups), one-way ANOVA will be applied to test the results. As for the differences of students’ perception of tourism English between and Gender, Experience of taking tourism-related English, and Experience of Internship (divided into two groups), t-test will be applied to examine the results.

Andrew

1. Could you offer me some information on the two instruments of Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Structural Equation modeling?

 

 

Responses

Dear Andrew:

 Sure! I am willing to provide information of Structural Equation modeling. Actually, SEM is a statistical methodology. There are many kinds of applications of SEM; CFA is only one of them. I use it to test the construct validity of the questionnaire since it may be more valid than Panel Expert Analysis. I am also a rookie in this field. If you are really interested about this statistical methodology. I could offer as much information as I can.

And I am so confusing about the statement you mentioned for the first item of criteria: field of my topic is only being tourism, you mean too narrow? Or~? However, thanks for your compliments on my PPT design!

 

Vivian

1. How many participants will be interviewed in your study?

2. What is your data analysis for interview?

 

 

 

Responses

Dear Vivian:

1.      Four managers of international hotels will be interviewed for this study.

2.      I will analyze the interview data with themes related to my study. It depends upon what research questions I want to investigate. Because of the researcher is the main tool to decide how to extract the themes of the study. In common sense, the results of qualitative data is more subjective.

 

Patty

Dear Patty:

1.      Do you think the years of studying English would have influence upon participants learning tourism English?

2.      How long will it take for conducting the pilot/formal study?

3.      Could you explain how will you interview with the hotel managers specifically?

 

Responses

1.      In my opinion, it could be. However, I have not conducted the formal study, so I can not give you sure answer now.

2.      It took almost three weeks to conduct the pilot study including questionnaire development. As for the formal study, I hope it could be finish within 2 months.

3.      Actually, I need to type almost one page to answer this question, but I am willing to discuss this with you in person if you are really interested.

Crystal

1.      Do you have the questionnaire’s name? You use your questionnaire or the others? It’s better to tell the audience that some information about your main instrument – questionnaire. Can you tell us here?

Responses

Dear crystal:

There are six parts included in the questionnaire. It was developed by the researcher except for the sixth part-Foreign Language Anxiety (Horwitz et al., 1986). Some information about the questionnaire? You mean? Because I thought I have introduced the questionnaire clearly. However, I am willing to explain again for you in person since it would cost me 100000 hours to type here. You are always welcomed to have question anytime!

 

 

 

Thesis Proposal Defense Oral Examination Rehearsal Evaluation Form

 

Date: June 1, 2009

Presenter: Sadia Chien

Thesis Topic: Study on Students’ Perceptions of Motivation, Satisfaction and Anxiety of Learning College Tourism English and the Needs Analysis of English for Tourism Industry

Evaluator: Jenny Chen

 

Criteria:

 

1.      Will the proposed research problem, if successfully carried out, be a significant contribution to this area of knowledge, deserving of an M.S. degree?

        Yes, I believe this study could contribute a lot to the tourism field. The topic is very interesting!

 

2.      Does the presentation give reasonable evidence that the student is familiar with significant literature in his/her field?

        Yes, the presenter provided clear definitions of terms and detailed literature review.

 

3.      Are the proposed methods adequate to provide valid experimental data?

        Yes, the questionnaire survey is adequate to provide valid experimental data.

 

4.      Will the proposed experimental design provide valid data applicable to the proposed research problem?

        The proposed experimental design should be able to provide valid data. The presenter also showed a clear idea of the variables.

 

5.      Are the proposed statistical procedures adequate to provide valid interpretation of experimental data?

        The presenter clearly stated the statistical procedures and the variables that will be analyzed. The procedures should be adequate to provide valid interpretation of experimental data.

 

6.      Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

conciseness and clarity of the presentation

-  although many people know what ESP is, you should still state the full term instead of initials only

-  clear outlines of each section

-  clear explanations of the questionnaire

correct language

-  good

quality of the slides

-   the background of the cover page is too dark

-   excellent animations and pictures!

-   relevant ppt background but some are too dark

answering of the questions

-   not enough time in class

use of time

-   too bad that you could not finish your presentation, it was not your fault ^^

 

 

Questions:

1.    Why does the consent form need 5 minutes to fill out? (you didn’t show us the consent form)

 

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Comments/Suggestions

-  well-dressed!!

-  too much information on slide 2

-  included many updated literature

 

 

To dear Jenny:

There is a preface for explaning the content of consent form. Participating students should have their signatures on it  after reading the preface. I am sorry to show the consent fom without clearly explanation.  Thank you very much.

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