How to Write a Good Phd Thesis

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Practical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis and publish papers based on the thesisAbstract This presentation is a practical guide on how to write a PhD thesis based on personal experiences and existing literature. It is aimed at all PhD students. A thesis writing may be falling into six rules: – Identifying the research problem – Start thesis writing from a day after registration – Writing a Thesis Plan – Ask your supervisors: What are their expectations? and maintain regular contact with your supervisors directly/indirectly – Expand networking – Continuously write/revise and Publish Besides of the six rules, the thesis structure, logical coherence and style are also important. This presentation lead how to consider reader’s expectations during the writing procedure. In order to assist the researchers to reduce the writing procedure, the relevant ―Research Tools‖ will be introduced. Practical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale EbrahimBackground 1 2 Issue 9 Newsletter of the Society of Collaborative Networks (SOCOLNET) 3 4 User profiles for Luis M. Camarinha-Matos Luis M. Camarinha-Matos Full Professor, New University of Lisbon Verified email at uninova.pt Cited by 5080 Practical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale EbrahimPractical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale EbrahimNo Shortcuts to a PhD Source: Priya Narasimhan, (2006), How To Write a Good (no, Great) PhD Dissertation Practical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale EbrahimUse forcing functions well to speed up the thesis process • Competing with someone else • Family pressure • Financial pressure • A job is waiting • Advisor is leaving or project is over • Equipment is retiring Source: Useful Things to Know About Ph. D. Thesis Research, by: H.T. Kung Practical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale EbrahimPractical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale EbrahimQuestions? What is your thesis: • Research background • Problem statement • Research objectives • Research scope • Research methodology • Data collection • Analysis • Results and discussions More info. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition Practical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale EbrahimQuestions? What is your thesis: • Research background (Importance/need/rationale) • Problem statement (Gap analysis (difference between presence and desired performance) • Research objectives (Specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, Time-based) • Research scope (Area should be covered) • Research methodology (Steps to achieve objectives) • Data collection (Why this data, method) • Analysis (Information generated toward analysis) • Results and discussions (Drawing conclusions on the objectives) Practical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale EbrahimWhat is a Thesis? ―A thesis is a formal and lengthy research paper, especially a work of original research, written in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a higher degree in a university‖ Source: http://www.awc.metu.edu.tr/handouts/Thesis_Writing.pdf Practical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale EbrahimWhat’s in the thesis? • Addresses a problem or series of problems • Describes what was known about the problem(s) • What you did to solve the problems • What you think the results means • How further progress can be made Source: http://www.slideshare.net/akarim717/how-to-write-a-thesis Practical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale EbrahimBuilding the thesis Practical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale EbrahimSix Rules of Thesis Writing 1. Identifying the research problem 2. Start thesis writing from a day after registration 3. Writing a Thesis Plan 4. Ask your supervisors: What are their expectations? and maintain regular contact with your supervisors directly/indirectly 5. Expand networking 6. Continuously write/revise and Publish Practical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale Ebrahim1- Identifying the Research Problem Researchers begin a study by identifying a research problem that they need to address. They write about this“problem” in the opening passages of their study and, in effect, give you as a reader the rationale for why the study is important and why you need to read their study. Reference: Creswell, J. W. (2012). Educational research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research (4th ed. ed.). Boston: Pearson Education, Inc. Practical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale EbrahimThe literature review process Source: © Mark Saunders, Philip Lewis, Adrian Thornhill and Martin Jenkins 2003 Research methods for business students / Mark Saunders, Philip Lewis, Adrian Thornhill. —5th ed. Practical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale EbrahimNarrow the area of research R&D and Distributed Teams Focus of the literature Review SMEs, Virtual R&D teams and NPD NPD and Virtuality Virtual Teams Virtual R&D teams and SMEs R&D NPD SMEs and Virtual Teams SMEs R&D and NPD NPD and SMEs SMEs and R&D Ale Ebrahim, N., Ahmed, S., & Taha, Z. (2009). Virtual R & D teams in small and medium enterprises: A literature review. Review. Scientific Research and Essay, 4(13), 1575–1590. Practical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale EbrahimThe interactions between teaming, cross-cultural and virtual communication skills to create new engineering interactions. Practical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale EbrahimStructure & planning your writing - MindMaps MindMaps are a visual map to link and organise key concepts of your research. They also show links and relationships between ideas. Sometimes it is a good idea to number key ideas in the order that you are going to place them in your literature review. Example Practical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale EbrahimExample of a MindMap Practical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale EbrahimPractical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis ©2013 By: Nader Ale Ebrahim Source: Creswell, J. W. (2012). Educational research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research (4th ed. ed.). Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.