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應外所--論文寫作與發表--Jenny (應外研究所漂亮寶貝!)
by 徐碧霙 2009-06-08 09:05:04, Reply(11), Views(1431)

 

 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(11)

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 useful topic and an interesting. The presenter clearly pointed out the gaps of this research area. Therefore, I think it makes a significant contribution to tourism herself.

 

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

Yes! Presenter shows a significant and updates literature of her field from slide 17-26.

 

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

The methods are absolutely good. I do believe that she is totally familiar with her research.

 

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

Yes!

 

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

I think yes. In slide 33 to 38.

6. Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

 

- conciseness and clarity of the presentation

Great visual aids!

Excellent ppt design and well organized for the procedure

- correct language

Smooth and fantastic voice quality

- quality of the slides

Clear explanation in slide 9, 10, 23 to 35

A neat PPT background

- answering of the questions

Excellent

- use of time

Great!

 

Questions:

1. If you are a tourist, how much would you willing to pay for interpretative service??

Just curious!

Comments/Suggestions

Overall, it’s an awesome and professional presentation.

Dress up!

The whole presentation was well organized.

Need more literature review to support 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. Tourism is a popular industry which has the value to conduct the research related to willing to pay.

 

 

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

 

Yes. She is absolutely familiar with her own research.

 

 

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

 

Yes. She explained the methodology in details including the questionnaire.

 

 

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

 

Yes. I thought the design is applicable to the research problem.

 

 

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

 

She will use descriptive analysis and Box-Cox double-hurdle model to analyze the collected data.

 

 

6.   Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

conciseness and clarity of the presentation

It is an interesting topic and a great presentation.

correct language

Very clear pronunciation and intonation

quality of the slides

The cover page is suitable for the topic.

Slides #9, 10, 24 to 27 are great.

answering of the questions

Very good

use of time

Excellent. Only 37 seconds left

 

Questions:

Have Lukang historic areas had interpretative service already? If not, do you think that the Government will provide this kind of service?

 

Comments/Suggestion

It’s really an awesome presentation, and I think that Jenny is prepared for the formal thesis proposal defense.

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. Jenny pointed out the gap in her research.

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

Yes. Although some of the literature reviews are too old (page 17, 18,19), but Jenny explain the it is because Tilden is the first researcher in this filed.

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

Yes, the methods in this study provide valid data.

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. Jenny will use descriptive analysis and Box-Cox double-hurdle model to analyze the collected data. And she also explain the data analysis (36, 37, 38). (Sorry I don’t understand this part>”<)

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:

No questions.

Comments/Suggestions

 

 I really appreciate that you explain the contingent valuation method (slide 23-27), it is very clear. Clear explanation on slide 33, 34, 35. I think you are ready.

 

 

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 13, she proposed the statement of problem. From the statement, she showed the significance of the area.

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 two parts and she introduced them clearly respectively, especially the contingent valuation method.

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

Yes, because in her questionnaire, the questions contain four parts. I think the questionnaire may provide valid information about the participants’ concepts.

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

Yes, the questions of the questionnaire could respond the research problem.

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

Yes, the data analysis model provides 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

good

answering of the questions

good

use of time

very good

Questions:

Are there age range and gender of the participants? Do you think that would be variables in your research?

Comments/Suggestions

Excellent intonation

Smooth delivery

Some words of the slides are small.

Some PPT background color is not clear enough.

For Jenny:                                                                                                

 

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, the researcher pointed out an very interesting topic for us.

 

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

 

A: Yes, the researcher pointed out a lot of important issues and provided some new literature review in this study.

 

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

 

A: Yes, the proposed methods are adequate to proved valid experimental data in this study.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

A: Yes. The design of the study could probably help her to get the valid data that she wants.

 

 

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

 

A: Yes. The statistical procedures are adequate to provide valid interpretation for the experimental data.

 

6.   Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

conciseness and clarity of the presentation

 Fantastic

correct language

Fantastic

quality of the slides

Fantastic

answering of the questions

Fantastic

use of time

Fantastic

 

Comments/Suggestions

l  Good job . Excellent.

 

       

 

To Jenny:

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, this research would be valuable & interesting in tourism industries

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

Yes, the presenter have provided clearly research idea from her presentation

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

Yes. The presenter provided the categories of questionnaire.

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

Yes. She explained the research design quite clearly.

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

Yes, the presenter introduced what kind of statistical tools she going to use.

6.      Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

      Excellent - conciseness and clarity of the presentation

      Fantastic - correct language

      Good- quality of the slides

      Good attitude- answering of the questions

      1 minute left- use of time

Questions:

Comments & Suggestion:

The presentation was awesome! However, it would be perfect if you smile more.

 

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 proposed the research questions and purposes concisely.

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

   Yes, the literature is relevance to her research. But, it would be better to show the latest literature.

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

   Yes, she showed clear procedures step by step which are easy to understand.

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

   Yes, it is obviously to find out that she has work hard to the research design.

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

  Yes, the data analysis could provide valid results.

6.      Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

        - conciseness and clarity of the presentation

    It is a professional and perfect presentation.

     - correct language

    Excellent.

        - quality of the slides

    Good.

        - answering of the questions

    Good.

-         use of time

Excellent.

 

Questions:

1. Since the number of the visitors in Lukang has increased dramatically in these years, the government has work hard to develop this historic area more attractiveness. Thus, we can find out there are the descriptions of each historic site, it is easy for the tourists to understand the historic stories. Do you think these free introductions would have influence tourists’ willingness to pay for interpretative services?

Comments/Suggestions

You always do wonderful presentations.

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Jenny,

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 love to walk around on the street in Lukang very much. I agree that there should be some professional guider to introduce the historic heritage for us and the tourists need to pay the fee.

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

Yes. From the literature review, I can tell that she is familiar with the significant literature. Especially, the slide 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26. I could understand her study well.

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

Yes. The research procedure is well-organized and the questionnaire is easy, simple, and clear.

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

Yes. 500 copies of questionnaire will enough to provide valid data.

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

Although I can not understand her statistics method, I believer she will provide valid interpretation of experimental data.

6.      Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

Conciseness and clarity of the presentation- Good

Correct language- Perfect

Quality of the slides- Clear

Answering of the questions –Good

Use of time- Very good

Questions:

Will you provide your research results to the government of Changhua Hshien and ask them to provide the service which interpretative service for tourists?

Comments/Suggestions

Excellent pronunciation

Clear PPT

Fluent speaking skill

The words should be bigger

For Jenny

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 quantitative survey study would be valuable & an interesting topic to explore.

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

Yes, she has provided previous studies clearly in CH 2.

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

Yes. She will collect 500 questionnaires to provide needed data. 4.      Will the proposed experimental design provide valid data applicable to the proposed research problem?

Yes. the questionnaire design is quite clearly categorized..

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

I haven’t learned that before.

6.      Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

        professional- conciseness and clarity of the presentation

        great- correct language

        Good- quality of the slides

        Good attitude- answering of the questions

        1 minute left- use of time

For Jenny

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 the research may pride practical and useful suggestions for the field of truism industry in Taiwan.

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

According to the explanation of the choice of elicitation technique, I do believe the research is familiar with the significant literature in her filed.

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

   Yes, as to the survey research, the number of participants and the questionnaire design is 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?

Yes, the proposed statistical design procedures are adequate to provide valid interpretation of experimental data.

6.      Is the oral presentation clear and professional?

      - conciseness and clarity of the presentation- good job

      - correct language- beautiful voice, clear and fluent presentation

      - answering of the questions- clear answer

      - use of time- good control of time

Question

How do you distribute the 500 questionnaire copies?

Comments

The map of Lukang arouses my attention and this is an interesting research.

 

I want to thank all of you for your comments and suggestions!!

 

Here are the answers to your questions:

Irene

Q: If you are a tourist, how much would you willing to pay for interpretative service?? Just curious!

A: Nice question! If I were a tourist, I think I would pay 150NT for the two-hour interpretative service in Lukang.

Jeffery

Q1: Have Lukang historic areas had interpretative service already?

A1: Lukang already has some interpretative services provided by personal organizations or professionals.

Q2: Do you think that the Government will provide this kind of service?

A2: I think if the government will fund this kind of service, it would be for the best. Unfortunately, the amount of money our government is willing to invest in historic areas is very limited, and thus ‘users pay.’

Leya

Q1: Are there age range and gender of the participants?

A1: Yes, I will only recruit participants above the age of 16, because according to the law, the age 16 is the legal age to perform labor activities, and these participants should have a better idea of their willingness-to-pay. There will be no maximum age limit for my study as perceptions from all age are important for my research. As for gender, there will be no limit for this variable.

Q2: Do you think that would be variables in your research?

A2: Yes, age and gender will both be assessed in my research as variables, however the result ‘equation’ may not include these variables as it depends on the result of the double-hurdle model.

Patty

Q: Since the number of the visitors in Lukang has increased dramatically in these years, the government has work hard to develop this historic area more attractiveness. Thus, we can find out there are the descriptions of each historic site, it is easy for the tourists to understand the historic stories. Do you think these free introductions would have influence tourists’ willingness to pay for interpretative services?

A: The reason why I did not include introductions of all the historic areas is that the interpretative service is not likely to be limited to certain areas in the two-hour session; usually it has different routes that participants can choose from. Besides, if I introduce each historic area in Lukang, there would be too much information on the questionnaire since there are too much. Also, if I include brief introduction of each of the sites, this might create some bias as I will not be able to introduce them in detail on my questionnaire, and some information could be lost.

Ilisa

Q: Will you provide your research results to the government of Changhua Hshien and ask them to provide the service which interpretative service for tourists?

A: I may do so after I finish my research, however it might be difficult for them to make the decision to provide the service for free since they are under a tight budget already. But I will certainly consider this suggestion. Thank you.

Betty

Q: How do you distribute the 500 questionnaire copies?

A: I will distribute them on site, meaning in Lukang. I will personally assist them to answer the questions on my questionnaire.

 

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