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2 Ian Perry44241: Dissertation: Oral Presentation?Slide 2 What is an Oral Presentation?  A Verbal Report; to your Dissertation Supervisor, on the progress of your Research to date.  Assisted by a PowerPoint Slide-show; which you MUST hand in to your Dissertation Supervisor at the end of your presentation.

3 Ian Perry44241: Dissertation: Oral Presentation?Slide 3 Not a lot of time time!  You only have 10 minutes in which to make your Oral Presentation; so use this time wisely.  Practice, Practice, Practice; it would be a good idea to practice your presentation (against the clock) in advance.

4 Ian Perry44241: Dissertation: Oral Presentation?Slide 4 Demonstrate your Knowledge!  You should be an ‘expert’ in the focussed research area of your Dissertation, so; make sure that you demonstrate this expertise.  Your Dissertation Supervisor will, almost certainly, want to ask you some questions at the end of your presentation, so; be prepared to ‘defend’ your Research.

5 Ian Perry44241: Dissertation: Oral Presentation?Slide 5 The Oral Presentation?  What the marker will be looking for: Structure see Assignment 3 – Oral Presentation. Clarity Make sure that you are confident with the content of your presentation. Realism Be realistic about;  what you have managed to achieve so far.  what you believe you will be able to deliver in the final Dissertation Document.

6 Ian Perry44241: Dissertation: Oral Presentation?Slide 6 The Oral Presentation?  Structure: A clear statement of the Aim & Objectives of your Research. The method(s) used to meet your Objectives. Those Objectives you; have managed to satisfy, have yet to satisfy, do not believe you will be able to satisfy – why not? Preliminary conclusions of your Research.

7 Ian Perry44241: Dissertation: Oral Presentation?Slide 7 The Oral Presentation?  A clear statement of the Aim & Objectives of your Research. What is/was the general subject/topic area of your research? What is/was your main Research Aim? This may be presented as an actual question, or as a Hypothesis (to be proved or disproved). What are/were your Research Objectives? i.e. the 3 to 4 specific Research Objectives that you set out to achieve.

8 Ian Perry44241: Dissertation: Oral Presentation?Slide 8 The Oral Presentation?  The method(s) used to meet your Objectives. How have you attempted to ‘answer’ your main Research Aim; and, more importantly, attempted to ‘satisfy’ each of your specific Research Objectives. If your presentation does not make it clear why you employed particular methods, in order to provide satisfactory ‘answers’ to specific questions; then your Dissertation Supervisor will, almost certainly, ask you to explain.

9 Ian Perry44241: Dissertation: Oral Presentation?Slide 9 The Oral Presentation?  Those Objectives you; have managed to satisfy, How have they been satisfied? have yet to satisfy, How will you manage to satisfy these; at such a late stage in the research process? do not believe you will be able to satisfy, Why not?

10 Ian Perry44241: Dissertation: Oral Presentation?Slide 10 The Oral Presentation?  Preliminary conclusions of your Research. Remember; the final Dissertation Document MUST reach a conclusion. What are your current thoughts about a possible conclusion? Your conclusions might change, as you may have not yet finalised your research, BUT; Your Oral Presentation MUST also reach a conclusion.

11 Ian Perry44241: Dissertation: Oral Presentation?Slide 11 Don’t miss the third Deadline!  You MUST make your Oral Presentation; see Assignment 3 – Oral Presentation, which can be found in the Assessment Method section of the Dissertation Web-site.   Between the following dates; 05 and 16 March 2007  It is up to you; to arrange a suitable day/time, for your Oral Presentation, with your Dissertation Supervisor.  If you fail to do so, then: You will throw away 10% of the marks for the Dissertation Module.

12 Ian Perry44241: Dissertation: Oral Presentation?Slide 12 Don’t Forget?  There is also a Dissertation Document to be produced; and that this document is worth 70% of the marks for the Dissertation Module.  DO NOT; concentrate solely upon the Oral Presentation, at the expense of your Final Dissertation Document. concentrate solely upon the Final Dissertation Document, at the expense of your Oral Presentation.

13 Ian Perry44241: Dissertation: Oral Presentation?Slide 13 Need to work in Parallel  You, therefore, need to work on BOTH; your Oral Presentation, and your final Dissertation Document,  at the same time.  They are; mutual, rather than mutually exclusive, tasks.

14 Ian Perry44241: Dissertation: Oral Presentation?Slide 14 The Next (and final) Lecture  Will take place in two week’s time: 1:15pm, Thursday, 22 Feb, in Mobile 2 NB. Please note the room change.  This Lecture will cover the final part of the Dissertation Process; i.e.: the production of the final Dissertation Document.


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