Introduction This document begins with a brief overview of action research and a discussion of its advantages and disadvantages. The intention is to help you make an informed choice about your approach to your research. There is a particular focus on doing research for a thesis or dissertation, or for a similar independent research report.
Leave a margin of at least 38 mm 1. Leave a margin of at least 25 mm 1 inch from the top, bottom and right edges. These margins apply equally to all illustrative material: All illustrative material, from ink drawings to printed maps, charts and graphs to photographs must be readable.
Annotate appropriately coloured charts, figures, graphs or maps, since the colours will reproduce in indistinguishable shades of grey on microfiche.
When photographs are incorporated into the thesis, they should be high-contrast colour or black-and-white prints. Explanations or captions of figures and tables may appear beneath the figures and tables to which they refer or they may face them.
The following system is to be used: The pages of preliminary material acknowledgment, table of contents, etc. The body of the thesis, starting with the first page of the Introduction or Chapter One as page 1, must be numbered with Arabic numerals 1, 2, 3 placed in the upper right-hand corner, not less than For page numbering of illustrative material see Section 8.
For an overview of submission dates, please visit Thesis Timelines. The thesis Supervisor sSupervisory committee or the candidate alone may also initiate this process.
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If two or more members of the committee cannot be present in person, then the examination is rescheduled, unless approval of the Vice-Provost SGPS is given due to extenuating circumstances. Priority should be given to technologies which support video as well as audio. Programs that choose to host a remote examination assume the following responsibilities: Ensuring that requests and approvals for remote examination are made in a timely manner Ensuring remote attendance at public lectures wherever possible Hosting a conferencing solution in an appropriate environment that adequately supports the needs of the candidate and examiners.
Providing a dedicated support resource to the conference to ensure the best possible experience for all participants during the examination Ensuring that a backup technology exists in the event that the primary solution fails Ensuring that a list of questions from the remote examiner has been obtained in advance of the examination date and are available to the Chair of the examination this serves as back-up in cases where the connection to the remote examiner is lost Testing the remote connection with the examiner in advance of the examination Examiners that wish to attend the examination remotely assume the following responsibilities: Submitting intention to attend exam remotely prior to agreeing to serve as examiner Testing the remote connection all equipment and backups with the host in advance of the examination Submitting questions to the program and SGPS at least 48 hours in advance of the examination During the thesis exam, the Chair of the examination is responsible for assuring the following requirements and procedures are satisfied: Doctoral candidates must submit the thesis six weeks before the approved date for the Thesis Examination.
This ensures adequate time for: Providing access to the thesis for the Examiners Examiners to read the thesis and prepare their reports Examiners to submit reports to SGPS Candidates are required to present a Public Lecture on their thesis research, normally within twenty-four hours before the Thesis Examination.
SGPS announces the public lecture on its website.
The lecture is open to all members of the community. Doctoral Only - Effective Maypublic lectures are mandatory for all programs. The Thesis Examination and Public Lecture may be postponed or cancelled if any step in the examination process is not completed on schedule e.
The thesis defense is normally a closed event unless the student and program, by mutual agreement, request that the defense is open to the university community e. The Chair is a non-voting member of the Thesis Examination Board. It is not appropriate for the Chair to ask the Candidate Thesis related questions during the examination period.
Where this occurs, the Chair shall, without informing the candidate of the identity of the person making the relevant allegation, inform the candidate that an allegation of academic misconduct has been made.
The Chair shall also inform the candidate that an investigation into the matter will be conducted Two Program Examiners Attend the Thesis Examination and participate in the questioning of the candidate, evaluating the thesis and the candidate's responses at the oral defense Cast a vote in the final determination of the acceptability of the thesis and oral defense Regulations: Is normally a faculty member from another university Must not be associated or affiliated with UWO Must be at arm's-length see below Arm's-Length of Examiners Examiners must be seen to be able to examine the student and the thesis at arm's-length, free of substantial conflict of interest from any source.
The test of whether or not a conflict of interest might exist is whether a reasonable outside person could consider a situation to exist that could give rise to an apprehension of bias. Co-authors or collaborators of any component of the thesis may not serve as Examiners.
Relationships that might appear to have a conflict of interest include: The involvement of an Examiner with the candidate or Supervisor in a personal capacity, such as: A spouse or partner A business partner Having previous, current, or future negotiations relating to employment This list, while not exhaustive, illustrates the nature of potential conflicts to be avoided.
The candidate's program must take reasonable steps to avoid recommending an Examiner whose relationship with the candidate or Supervisor could be seen as jeopardizing an impartial judgment on the thesis.
It is recommended that supervisors and programs avoid multiple use of the same examiners. A faculty member asked to examine a thesis should declare possible sources of conflict.
The Graduate Chair signs the form and provides the candidate with a copy of the Supervisor's stated reasons for withholding approval.Guidelines for the Preparation of Your Master’s Thesis Foreword This guidebook summarizes the procedures followed by the Office of Graduate Studies. In chapter 3, "Methodology", you discuss in great detail how you conducted the study, the research design, how you selected the sample and the data collection techniques.
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1 1. Introduction Since the middle of the last century, many organizations are using project management approach to bring about the change needed to meet organizational goals and objectives.
The Master of Science in Sport Management degree program at UW-Parkside is designed to prepare you for success in a wide variety of careers at all levels of the industry including professional, college, high school, nonprofit, and amateur sports. The thesis methodology section is the part where you can justify the methods and techniques you have used on gathering data.
Just as you would with any section of the paper, writing the methodology section thesis must be done with proper planning.