Those who have a plan to escalate their degree to doctorate, eventually should take the path of with thesis. Don't assume that you read everything while preparing your dissertation - check out the latest and in press publications. Besides these questions that sit right outside of what was the main focus of your work, there are also the questions that focus on the broader scope of your work, other fields of application, and future work.
Prior to presenting you have to carefully determine what appropriate evidence should be presented before the panel depending on what thesis you have to defend. Set your sights on preparing your presentation so that you can confidently discuss your research and you will be well on your way to breezing through your defense!
It helps the students to grow out of their shell from their respective discipline and give them the opportunity to present all their findings of their study. Begin very early to schedule and coordinate the date, time and place for the defense.
The proposal defense presentation will cover the background, problem statement, purpose statement, research questions, hypotheses, theoretical framework, and planned methodological approach including sampling, data collection, and data analysis.
Get enough sleep in the weeks before the defense, and eat healthy food. All this practice in the years prior to your defense will make you better prepared for the big day.
If you've had a chance to meet with your committee members during your PhD and while preparing for the defense, revise your meeting notes, and identify their main points of criticism on your work.
Throughout the course of the project many exchanges with your chair and other committees will involve explaining and defending your ideas and decision. Below are some tips to consider.
It should cover the following: An overall description of the data that you collected during your research The results of the analysis that you have done on that data What were the most significant findings from your data 6 — Discussion Highlight here the meaning of the findings in relation to your discipline program and the research that you have done: What are the major findings and what do they mean with regard to your research How do these findings relate to what others have found in the past How can you explain any unusual or surprising result 7 — Conclusions You have to end your presentation with a conclusion summarizing all that you have found within your research.