Request pdf on researchgate | phd theses at the margin: examiner comment on re-examined theses | it is rare for a phd candidate who submits a thesis for examination to fail outright if a thesis. An overview of bree blakeman's phd thesis (including select anon examiner comments. This week i received news that my phd will be awarded, subject to changes to my thesis wahoo what a relief after months of examination limbo the requirement to address examiner comments is interchangeably referred to as doing corrections, amendments or revisions to the thesis.
However, the examiner makes comments that go beyond the questions and expresses his concerns with the thesis as it stands, for instance: “the positive comments made in [a] notwithstanding, the thesis falls short of dealing with the topic in terms of depth and scope to fully meet the requirements of the phd degree” (a. Conclusion 52 the examination process of phd/master’s theses is a summative assessment in which examiners have to assess theses and give comments based on (guidelines given to the examiners, the expertise of the examiner, or both as a postgraduate candidate, you will never leave the viva hall (after the viva) without comments on your thesis. The review of literature, so central to scholarly work and disciplined inquiry, is expected of the phd student, but how far along the road are they expected to travel this article investigates the expectations of ‘the literature’ in research and scholarship at phd level from the examiner and assessment perspective the analysis draws on the examiner report data for 501 candidates.
Phd thesis by brage rugstad knudsen “on shut-in based production optimization of shale-gas systems” preliminary report of external examiner the thesis is concerned with the development of shale-gas well and. Guidelines for responding to examiners’ comments you should use the following guidelines in preparing your report: 1 make any corrections or revisions in your thesis using 'track changes. The culture of thesis examination is such that students have the opportunity to correct and revise the work after the examiner's comments have been considered most who are asked to revise and resubmit the work do so, resulting in a high-pass rate. Let me explain, my thesis was not a phd thesis but a master thesis, which had a passing grade my biggest mistake was the supervisor choice my thesis explored a new topic which not too much literature was published about. 2 this phd thesis is well structured and correctly presented its consists of 7 main chapters at the beginning of this dissertation lists of abbreviations and symbols are introduced.
The thesis whisperer is dedicated to helping research students everywhere it is edited by dr inger mewburn , director of research training at the australian national university the thesis whisperer has contributors from around the world. Handing in your phd thesis is a massive achievement – but it’s not the end of the journey for doctoral students once you’ve submitted, you’ll need to prepare for the next intellectually. Synopsis and phd thesis for evaluation, the candidate is required to have completed the the examiner the format for preparation of phd thesis is placed at annexure-ii an application form comments made by the examiners, and his/her response he should clearly state how he/she has addressed each issue raised by the examiner. Examiners do not want to read a thesis that contains a lot of mini-essays to understand the problem with the thesis-as-essay, imagine the examiner reading a methods chapter. The university of edinburgh report of examiners on a thesis presented for the degree of phd by research part i please complete part i and return it, as soon as possible, to the secretary of the postgraduate studies committee, college of.
Examiner comment on the literature review in phd theses the demands of a phd thesis, particularly the demand that it make a significant of examiner comments on literature coverage and. Thesis examiner & reviewer i have been appointed as the internal examiner for: 7 eu poh leng : phd jan 2014 5 ibrahim yousef arafat sokar : development of a practical framework to assist in selection the operational kpis in engineering maintenance organization, phd aug 2013. If an examiner finds that he/she is not qualified to comment on aspects of the thesis which are considered to be significant to the argument or conclusion, they should notify the school of graduate research by email, without waiting to submit the final report on the thesis.
Graduate school examining phds and other research programme theses: good practice guide february 2014 2 appropriate examiners are for a phd thesis these include the potential examiners’ apart from making any introductory comments, the chair will not normally play a role. Examiner s report phd thesis example phd examiners - university of reading receipt of thesis, lynette vroomans phd thesis comments examiner number 1 supervisor (see attached report) or external examiner report: phd thesis thesis, the examiners' reports will be. What examiners do: what thesis students should know - taylor file format: pdf/adobe acrobat assessment & evaluation in higher education, 2014vol 39, no examination, phd examination reports, examiner expectations, examiner reports, doctoral examiner comment on the literature review in phdtheses (pdf the analysis draws on the examiner report data for 501 candidates (1310. The way to relax an examiner is to feature a sentence in the first paragraph of a phd abstract that begins: “my original contribution to knowledge is” if students cannot compress their argument and research findings into a single statement, then it can signify flabbiness in their method, theory or.
Examiner comments devoted to (1) themselves and the context of their examination of the thesis, (2) to assessable areas covered, (3) dialogic elements of the reports, and (4) to the evaluative elements of their reports are described. Phd thesis quality: the views of examiners is the content of the written examiner report universities use three external examiners for phd external examiner's report - graduate school - university of the external examiner's report is submitted directly minimum funding policy for phd external review of the revised dissertation normally involves. A copy of the phd thesis will be sent to each examiner by the examinations office of the degree for example, if several negative comments are included in a report which recommends the award of the degree, the examiners should take care to microsoft word - guidelines_for_phd_examiners. Phd students who do not undertake a defence of their thesis must make changes as requested by the examiners and, if necessary can clarify or rebut examiner comments in their rejoinder and summary of.
Examiner’s report on the ph d thesis examiner: tadao takaoka title: sequential and parallel algorithms for the generalized maximum subarray problem only small comments here are that the problem is defined to choose maximum subarrays from the thesis results were published in four international conference proceedings and two journals. Example, an interdisciplinary thesis (mitchell and willetts 2009) or from a different internal examinar check list – university of leeds the preliminary reports from the external and internal examiner should be the report itself that the thesis contained, for example in the case of the phd, internal examiner report – phd thesis. Rather they have to evaluate the title based on their reading of the content of the thesis thus, when a phd student construct the title, he/she should convince the examiners that the current title is the most appropriate one whatever the title of the thesis is, a phd candidate can still have comments which may be positive or negative.