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Dr. Andreas Meiszner

The Thesis Proposal – initial Compilation and subsequent Execution

Saturday, 6th March 2021 • Online

12:00 GMT • 12:00 UK time

Duration: 1h

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Overview

The thesis proposal is the starting point of your research, and it is also a living document that will accompany you alongside your doctoral research journey. For some programs the thesis proposal is the entry chip, and upon enrolment in the doctoral program it will be the initial focus to compile an operational thesis proposal to be approved by the supervisors and getting ethical clearance to be subsequently carried out.

But there is more to it, the thesis proposal is very likely outdated the moment you hand it in for approval and clearance. And the reason for this is that you continue building up knowledge about the research problem through. You continue to consult the literature, you will be making further observations of the research problem, you will talk with stakeholders about the research problem, and with this collect, intentionally or accidentally, more and more data and information that are going to shape your problem understanding and the various boundaries of your research problem and focus. Limiting yourself to the initial set of literature, research methods, research questions, stakeholders to be engaged with, or artefacts to be looked at, does not seem to be a sensible option, once your problem understanding advances. And therefore, the initial research proposal will mature and change together with your research and eventually converge into your draft thesis.

This free interactive webinarwill be starting at 12 noon GMT / UK time. To maximise the learning for participants, questions may be posted to the webinar discussion board after your registration. These will be addressed during the webinar.

Key Take-Aways

In this webinar we will be looking into the conversion process from proposal formulation to thesis writing so to understand the critical elements of your initial thesis proposal, the existing knowledge to be leveraged into it, and how to assure that the thesis proposal is actionable and frontward compatible so to eventually converge into your draft thesis.

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Dr. Andreas Meiszner

Since 2012, I have tutored, mentored and coached beyond 500 professional doctoral students (mid to seniors, aged 35 to 70) both with the University of Liverpool Management School’s Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program (UK), and since 2016 also with DoctorateHub. This allowed me to understand how to tackle problems at scale, be it the tame, the complex, or the wicked.

500+ students also implies 500+ workplace-based problems which I had the chance to look at. And while working with such an array of problems allows for quite some learningit also has shown to me that very often it is quite exhaustive for such grown up and seasoned research novices. In response to this, we thus decided to set up the DoctorateHub, so to provide training, mentoring, and coaching services to all those that struggle to get their workplace-based issues identified, analysed, understood, written up in a thesis, and ultimately resolved. 

I am also one of the DoctorateHub’s Co-founders with a particular focus on strategic development and building up of the various DoctorateHub support services that we provide. 

With this I am looking forward to work with you, wherever you are in your doctoral research journey.

Doctoral journey

This webinar is relevant to the following journey stage(s).

Initial Research Outline and Issue Identification
Research Problem and Question Framing
Thesis Research Proposal
Get Familiar with Research Specific Subjects
Obtain Ethical Clearance
Initial Research Plan
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The Thesis Proposal – initial Compilation and subsequent Execution

Saturday, 6th March 2021

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