Research and writing thesis

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Research and writing thesis. Dr. Bahawodin Baha University of Brighton, UK 7 th April 2009. Overview. Conducting research and writing a thesis require the following steps: Selecting a topic and identify your objectives Project planning Research Conducting practical work - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Research and writing thesisDr. Bahawodin BahaUniversity of Brighton, UK</p><p>7th April 2009</p></li><li><p>Overview</p><p>Conducting research and writing a thesis require the following steps:Selecting a topic and identify your objectivesProject planningResearchConducting practical workHardware and software design, building and testingReport/thesis writing Presentation</p></li><li><p>Project PlanningA "Project" is a set of activities which ends with specific accomplishment and which has:Non-routine tasksDistinct start/finish dates Resource constraints (time/money/people/equipment). Use Gannt chart </p></li><li><p>The Original Training Plan of the KPU Lecturers at UoBEnglish Language Training - 9 MonthsReturn to KPU- 3 MonthsPrep. Course - 9 MonthsReturn to KPU- 3 Months MSc- 12 Months</p></li><li><p>The Modified Training Plan of the KPU Lecturers at UoBEnglish Language Training - 6 MonthsPrep. Course - 9 MonthsEnglish Language Training - 3 MonthsMSc-12 Months</p></li><li><p>Research Methods</p><p>Carry out research to find background information about your chosen topicSources of informationText booksJournalsConference proceedingsInternetWriting to companiesVisiting institutions</p></li><li><p>Conducting practical workSeeking solutions for the problems, identified earlierIt may be hardware, software or combination of hardware and softwareDivide the task into smaller tasks Try to find solution to every taskTest every taskIntegrate all the tasksShow flow-chart for the software that you may develop</p></li><li><p>Report writingTitle pageAbstract or summaryContentMain body of reportIntroductionBackgroundMain objectivesChapters and sectionsDiscuss your resultsConclusionsReferencesAppendices</p></li><li><p>ReferencesIt is important that you use full and proper referencing throughout the text. Findings or assumptions must be referenced. A reference is indicated in the text by a number of square brackets, eg 1. Each new referred work is given a new number. These references must then be listed at the end of your thesis as follows:reference number Authors name(s), Title of paper, article, book etc, Title of Journal, Volume number of Journal, (name of editor), page numbers, year of publication.Example for a Journal paper1 F G Hammitt, Damage to solids caused by cavitation Proc Royal Soc A260, pp 243-255, 1966.</p></li><li><p>Important points to rememberPeople will assess your work on the basis of your written workCheck the format of thesis for TU and follow the guidelinesTry to minimize spelling and grammatical mistakesTry to publish papers on your work</p></li><li><p>ThesisiTitle pageiiAbstractiiiContentsIntroductionBackgroundDesign of artefact, model, test program, computer simulation etc.Results, including calculationDiscussion of ResultsConclusionsSuggestions for Further WorkReferencesAppendicesAcknowledgements</p></li><li><p>THE END</p><p>Thanks for your attentionB.Baha@brighton.ac.uk</p></li></ul>

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