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1 Presented by Susan Gasson, With thanks to Prof Lidia Morawska Queensland University of Technology Cricos Code:00213J

2 Expectations Exercise (1) Topic and Content Tracking Postgraduate Supervision, QUT, 1995 Role Perception rating Scale (Ryan & Whittle, 1995, adapted from Moses, 1985) Moses, I. (1985). Supervising postgraduates, HERDSA Green Guide No. 3. Sydney: HERDSA. 1It is a supervisors responsibility to select a promising topic It is a students responsibility to select a promising topic 2In the end, it is up to the supervisor to decide which theoretical frame of reference is most appropriate A student has a right to choose a theoretical standpoint even if it conflicts with that of the supervisor 3A supervisor should direct a student in the development of an appropriate program of research and study A student should be able to work out a schedule and research program appropriate to his/her needs 4A supervisor should ensure that a student has access to all necessary facilities Ultimately, the student must find the necessary facilities to complete his/her research

3 Expectation Exercise The Thesis 1A supervisor should ensure that the thesis is finished not much later than the minimum period As long as a student works steadily she/he can take as long as she/he needs to finish the work 2A supervisor has direct responsibility for the methodology and content of the thesis A student has total responsibility for ensuring that the methodology and content are appropriate to the discipline 3A supervisor should assist in the actual writing of the thesis if the student has difficulties, and should ensure that the presentation is flawless A student must take full responsibility for presentation of the thesis, including grammar and spelling 4A supervisor should insist on seeing drafts of every section of the thesis in order to review them in a timely fashion It is up to a student to ask for constructive criticism from a supervisor

4 Traditionalmonograph Traditional monograph By published papers By creative works Different types of thesis

5 Rule 1 You need to have a good project Well-defined aimWell-defined aim So what factorSo what factor

6 Rule 2 Start today

7 Rule 3 Be systematic

8 Rule 4 Have a structure

9 Rule 5 Be logical If A then B

10 Rule 6 Write in good English (but when you start writing, focus on the concepts and ideas, and not language)

11 Rule 7 Be honest Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson. US President In presenting/interpreting your results No plagiarism

12 Rule 8 Be your own examiner (…in other words: be critical)

13 Rule 9 Be a finisher (it is easier to start than to finish)

14 Enjoy the journey


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