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應外所--論文寫作與發表--Lynn (老師看見了你的進步!)
by 徐碧霙 2009-06-08 09:03:40, Reply(10), Views(1130)

How to Give a Successful Thesis Proposal Defense

 *The thesis proposal defense should be a minimum of 20 minutes and a maximum of 30 minutes in length, so as to allow ample time for discussion within the one hour period.  A rough breakdown of the time allotment should be as follows:

 

 

         Introduction                            (3 minutes)

         Review of Literature                (5 minutes)

         Objectives                               (3 minutes)

         Methods                                  (9 minutes)

 

Note:

The discussion of methods should take up close to one half of your presentation time. It is here that faculty will be able to provide you with constructive feedback, as well as judge your readiness to conduct the project.

 

 

 

 

*The oral presentation

      - conciseness and clarity of the presentation

      - correct language

      - quality of the slides

      - answering of the questions

      - use of time

 

 

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:

 

 

 

Comments/Suggestions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reply(10)

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 research would bring a significant contribution in educational field due to a logical research design.

 

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

Yes. She described a clear review and give reasonable evidence in her research field which shows in slide 11 to 15.

 

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

Yes.

 

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

She doesn’t tell us what kind of test she would select.

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

She needs to add more analysis to conduct her data because only three analyses are not enough in my opinion.

6. Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

       

- conciseness and clarity of the presentation

Surely, it is a conciseness and clarity research.

Great and complete organization.

- correct language

Yes!

- quality of the slides

Background and animation are good such as 5, 6, 12,22-24, and 35 but noticed the color choosing

- answering of the questions

Not bad!

- use of time

Yes!

 

 Questions:

1.      Will you involve in your research experiment, are you an observer or tutor in class?

2.      Are there any reasons for you choosing NTIT?

3.      What kind of material and exam will be selected in your experiment?

4.   What is "placement test" means?

Comments/Suggestions

-Well organized but needs an equal speed for your voice!

- Overall, this is a nice presentation only a little bit nervous at the beginning!

- Looking good!

Showing good confidence!

 

 

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. It is a trend to use cooperative learning so that this research is valuable.

 

 

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

 

Yes. Lynn clearly explained the details of her research.

 

 

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

 

Yes. She made the part of methodology clear.

 

 

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

 

Yes. I think that the design that her provided is applicable to the research problem.

 

 

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

 

Yes. She will use different statistical tools including t-test, paired sample t-test, and

descriptive analysis to examine each question. 

 

 

6.   Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

conciseness and clarity of the presentation

It is an understandable presentation.

correct language

Clear pronunciation

quality of the slides

Good visual-aids in slide # 19, 22, 23, and 24.

answering of the questions

Good

use of time

Very good. Only 58 seconds left.

 

Questions:

Why do you conduct the parts of listening, reading, and oral proficiency together? In my opinion, listening and reading skills are the input for English learners, but oral proficiency, output.

 

Comments/Suggestions

Lynn showed the confidence while presenting. She must be familiar with her research and prepared very well. However, I thought that she needed to double check before copying the handouts because many words of the handout were hand-written.

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?

This is a very interesting research. But there are ready many researchers study in this field.

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

Yes, the literature review part is very clear.

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

Yes, she explained the methodology clear. ( mistake on p.18 the number of the achievers)

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

     Yes, the experimental design provides valid data to the research problem.

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

Yes, the procedures provide valid experimental data. Pre-test and post-test to test students learning achievements, t-test, paired sample t-test, and descriptive analysis to examine the questions in the questionnaire.

 

6. Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

       

- conciseness and clarity of the presentation

Good

- correct language

A little bit too fast

- quality of the slides

Good

- answering of the questions

Good

- use of time

Good

Questions:

1.      On slide 25 you mentioned that you’ll use elementary level’s exam to test the college is that appropriate?

2.      How do you choose the participants for Semi structured interview?

Comments/Suggestions

 

 Lynn showed great confidence while presenting. You were familiar with your topic. However, you spoke a little too fast.

 

 

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. In slide 3, it showed the significant contribution to the area of knowledge

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

Yes, she divided four parts and introduced individually in slide 10-15.

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

Yes, she used the experimental and control groups design and questionnaires to get valid experimental data.

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

  Yes, the experimental and control groups design could provide valid data.

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

Yes, she showed the data analysis in slide 35.

6.  Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

conciseness and clarity of the presentation

good

correct language

good

quality of the slides

good

answering of the questions

good

use of time

   good

Questions:

In slide 33, you mentioned that you will test participants’ oral proficiency. How do you test their oral proficiency? Are there any criteria?

Comments/Suggestions

Good intonation

Cute picture in slide 7.

Clear and well-organized presentation

Some PPT background color is not clear.

For Lynn

 

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?

A.    Yes, this is an important research in current filed of English education in Taiwan. The result of this study can provide large number of valuable information for English teachers.

 

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

 

A: Yes, the Lynn provides enough literature which are related to cooperative learning.

 

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

 

A: Yes, the methods that she provided are adequate to provide valid experimental data for the study.

 

 

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

A: Yes, she clearly explains the design of her study. I think the design of the experiment is suitable for the research questions. 

 

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

 

A: Yes, she applied suitable statistical procedures to interpret her data. I believe the result of the data will be valid. 

 

6.   Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

conciseness and clarity of the presentation

  Interesting topic

correct language

Need to practice pronunciations

quality of the slides

Fantastic design

answering of the questions

GOOD

use of time

Well time control

 

Questions:

How can you ensure that the group members do improve their English ability in the end of this study?

Comments/Suggestions

l   Smooth presentation

l   Good voice quality

l   Very confident

l      You should slow down

To Lynn:

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, the learning of English four skills are usually related.

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

There is a weak literature review in your presentation

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

Yes. Lynn provided fruitful information of literature review.

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

Yes. She explained how she divided students into two groups.

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

Yes, the presenter introduced the research design very clearly

6.      Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

      Good - conciseness and clarity of the presentation

      No problem- correct language

      Professional - quality of the slides

      Good attitude- answering of the questions

      5 minute left- use of time

Questions: do you think is it enough to conduct the interviews for 20 minutes?

Comments & Suggestion:

Well-dressed

Confident presentation

The delivery of the presentation should be slowed down.

Haha ~ Dear Teresa and class: It's time to answer your questions.

To Irene's Questions:

1.      Will you involve in your research experiment, are you an observer or tutor in class?

Yes, I am involved in my research. However, I am not the obser and tutor. I designed and discussed the learning activities with my adviser, who is the teacher in both two groups.

2.      Are there any reasons for you choosing NTIT?

Yes, since my participants are majored in international business. The international business department is very famous.

3.      What kind of material and exam will be selected in your experiment?

Both of two groups will learn with the same material which is related to English speaking. As for exam, GEPT test will be the kind of exam.

4.   What is "placement test" means?

  Placement test means pre-test. The purpose od the pre-test is to examine participants listening, reading and oral proficiency.

To Jeffery's questions:

Why do you conduct the parts of listening, reading, and oral proficiency together? In my opinion, listening and reading skills are the input for English learners, but oral proficiency, output.

Haha, at the beginning of my presentation, I explained all of the English skills have the high correlation with each other and there are some learning activities related to listening ,reading and oral.

 

To Paulinna's questions:

1.      On slide 25 you mentioned that you’ll use elementary level’s exam to test the college is that appropriate?

 

Yes, since according to ministery of education in 2008, only 30 % participants passed the GEPT elementary level. And my participants are from night school, therefore, in my opinion, it is appropriate to them.

2.      How do you choose the participants for Semi structured interview?

 

I  choosed my interviees based on their English proficiency.; 2 low achievers, 2 intermediate achievers, and 2 loq achievers in both of 2 groups.  Since all of my participants are assigned into heterogeneous. The reason is I want to know different level students feeling in different groups.

To answer Leya's questions:

In slide 33, you mentioned that you will test participants’ oral proficiency. How do you test their oral proficiency? Are there any criteria?

The test questions is from GEPT test. Two raters are to discuss some criteria such as fluency, accurately and so on.

 

To York's questions:

How can you ensure that the group members do improve their English ability in the end of this study?

Yes, in my research procedure, both of the two groups have the pre-test and post-test. Students from both of two groups have the pre-test at beginning of the treatment and have the post-test have the post-test at the end of the treatment. I think it is the most directly know whether my participants would improve their English ability.

 

To Sadia's questions:

do you think is it enough to conduct the interviews for 20 minutes?

I think one interviewees for 20 mins is enough.

 

 

 

For Lynn,

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. Cooperative learning is a good method to motivate students’ learning.

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

Yes. She divided the literature review into four parts and introduced the literature clearly.

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

Yes. From her research structure, I can tell the method will provide valid  data.

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

Yes. She divided the participants into experimental and control groups and the duration will last for one semester, so I think that will provide valid data.

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

Yes. There will be pre- and post test in her study and that will collect valid data.

6.      Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

Conciseness and clarity of the presentation- Good

Correct language- Good

Quality of the slides-

Some slide in her handwriting, not clear.

On the slide 1, the month should be June.

Answering of the questions –Good

Use of time- Good

Questions:

The participants in your formal study are less than in your polite study. Do you think whether it is proper for your thesis study?

Comments/Suggestions

Smooth presentation

Formal dress

Clear PPT of slide 23, but it is too wordy.

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, she has successfully pointed out the research questions.

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

   Yes, she provides well-organized literature to support her statement of problems.

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

   Yes, the methods provide the validity of the research.

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

   The number of the participants should be reconsidering.

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

  Yes, she showed data analysis in details. I believe the procedures would bring out specific results.

6.      Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

        - conciseness and clarity of the presentation

   Good.

     - correct language

   Good.

        - quality of the slides

   Clear charts.

        - answering of the questions

   Good.

        - use of time

   Excellent.

Questions:

1. The number of participants in your pilot study will be 64, but there will be 52 in conducting formal study. Moreover, the numbers of experimental has drop from 39 to 16 for pilot study and formal study. Can you explain what is the criteria for decide the numbers of each groups?

 

Comments/Suggestions

You showed confidence.

You are familiar with your research procedure.

You did a good job!

 

 

 

 

 

For Lynn

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, this is an interesting and practical research. I do believe that the proposed research problem, if successfully carried out, be a significant contribution to the area of CLT.

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

According to the presenters’ explanation of the literature review and methodology, I do believe that she is familiar with significant literature in her field.

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

   This is an experimental research and the researcher has a conscientious research design so that I think the proposed methods adequate to provide valid experimental data.

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

Yes, the proposed experimental design provides valid data applicable to the proposed research problem.

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

The pre-test and post-test are adequate to provide valid interpretation of the experimental data.

6.      Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

      - conciseness and clarity of the presentation- well down

      - correct language- clear and fluent

      - answering of the questions- clear answer

      - use of time- good control of time

Question

Why do you choose the GEPT basic level as the instrument to exam collage students’ language proficiency?  

Comments

Vivid animation and picture.

Well organization

Well dress

Fluent presentation

Show confidence

You look a little tired..Take care of yourself!

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