In this episode, I recap the main points from weeks one and two.
How can I determine a researchable topic for Thesis Seminar considering a problem that I can relate to as either a student and/or teacher, considering the current literature, and considering possible participants who would be willing and able to participate in my study this spring semester, 2021?
Point #1: Educational Technologies
- Microsoft 365 Teams
Point #2: Narrowing down a researchable topic (week 1)
- Narrowing Down a Topic
- Consider Situational Questions when considering what you’ll be comparing and contrasting in your study.
- Develop a Thesis Statement and Problem Statement
- What’s the purpose of my study?
Point #3: Drafting your literature review (week 2)
- [ ] Narrow down your thesis statement: TOPIC + CLAIM + list of REASONS (answering “why”) or WAYS (answering “how”).
- [ ] Align two-four reasons or ways with your two-four main sections (level II headings) of your literature review.
- [ ] Move/edit/create/modify your text within your main sections of your literature review working towards the deadline of March 5, 2021.
Point #3: Strategies
- 15-20 hours per week
- Thesis Seminar Roster Page (private)
- Sections of a Thesis Manuscript
- Sharing a Word document and Research topic Excel spreadsheet
- Check out the Searching for a topic section in Narrowing Down a Topic for tips in finding articles online.
- Watch your classmates’ tutoring sessions (playlist in Teams) to gain perspective.
- What should I be working on at this point?
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