PhD Thesis Outline and Overview
POSITIONING (in 5 years): To get a job doing …
PHD AIM: (list the personal and professional objectives you have in doing the PhD) To contribute to …
PERSONAL MISSION: This might be hard to do, and it is OK to leave blank at first, but in preparation for jobs etc. it is a good idea to write a short statement about your purpose. You can do this by drawing on your passion, positioning and personal aims.
Primary Discourse(s): Natural resource management
Secondary Discourses: Participation, community cultural development, action research
- Primary audience?
- Secondary audiences?
(a short paragraph outlining the problem the research seeks to address)
MACRO RESEARCH QUESTION:
- Why is it so?
- What is NRM?
- How is NRM done?
- Is there NRM?
- How to achieve NRM?
HYPOTHESES: What are the likely conclusions/results? Please speculate.
An abstract of the thesis (say around 200 words) is needed for many reasons. It might be needed for display on a website, or for inclusion in the School’s annual report. The supervisor might need to report to the Head or to the Dean. Ultimately, of course, it is needed for inclusion in the thesis and, before that, for sending to examiners to see if they will accept being an examiner. Early on it is handy to have as a coherent statement of the student’s project. A good abstract contains much of the material above: an indication of the research question, why the question is important, what issue is being addressed, which methodology and which theoretical framework is being used.
Topic/objective of proposed paper:
Other potential journals:
Planned Submission Date: