Presenting a paper and defending a thesis

When to connect the dots? If each point in the series is obtained from the same source and is dependent on the previous values (. a plot of a baby's weight over the course of a year, or of muscle strength on successive contractions as a muscle fatigues), then the points should be connected by a line in a dot-to-dot fashion. If, however, the series represents independent measurements of a variable to show a trend (. mean price of computer memory over time; a standard curve of optical density vs. solute concentration), then the trend or relationship can be modeled by calculating the best-fit line or curve by regression analysis ( see A Painless Guide to Statistics ) Do not connect the dots when the measurements were made independently.

13. Include a title on your proposal. I'm amazed at how often the title is left for the end of the student's writing and then somehow forgotten when the proposal is prepared for the committee. A good proposal has a good title and it is the first thing to help the reader begin to understand the nature of your work. Use it wisely! Work on your title early in the process and revisit it often. It's easy for a reader to identify those proposals where the title has been focused upon by the student. Preparing a good title means:

    ...having the most important words appear toward the beginning of your title,

    ...limiting the use of ambiguous or confusing words,

    ..breaking your title up into a title and subtitle when you have too many words, and

    ...including key words that will help researchers in the future find your work.
14. It's important that your research proposal be organized around a set of questions that will guide your research. When selecting these guiding questions try to write them so that they frame your research and put it into perspective with other research. These questions must serve to establish the link between your research and other research that has preceded you. Your research questions should clearly show the relationship of your research to your field of study. Don't be carried away at this point and make your questions too narrow. You must start with broad relational questions.

Chris Larson is the Technical Product Manager of TechSmith Snagit. He works with the amazing development team dedicated to Snagit in TechSmith’s Okemos, Michigan headquarters. Chris is a graduate of Michigan State University and has been with TechSmith for 11 years. He started his career in User Experience Design and now brings that background to this product leadership role. He relaxes outside of work with audiobooks, bbq, gym time, LEGO, astronomy, video games, just being outside, and hanging out with his family. In this conversation, Chris talks about the new Snagit 2018.

Presenting a paper and defending a thesis

presenting a paper and defending a thesis


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