To what extent is examiner comment on the literature a reflection of thesis quality, overall and by discipline (bourke and holbrook, 2013) how did examiners rank indicators of quality the 12 were very closely grouped (the mean scores for all quality indicators ranged between moderate/high quality and high quality. 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. Examiner’s report on the ph d thesis examiner: tadao takaoka sequential algorithms are known in the literature application areas are in graphics and data mining in graphics, we can identify the brightest spot, and in data mining we can identify the most review of each chapter chapter 1 this chapter introduces historical. Most of the comments relate to coverage of the literature, while approximately 2% of comments refer to literature use and application, and the most extensive of those comments are formative or instructive in nature and are attempting to guide the candidate to improve the thesis.
Examiners’ comments on the introduction chapter in theses 1 dr omer mahfoodh [email protected] [email protected] a talk to postgraduate students school of languages, literacies & translation, usm april 01, 2014 outline 2 1introduction 2thesis structure 3thesis examination: procedures 4thesis. Based on the expanded literature review, the conceptual model in chapter 2 (figure 21) of the original thesis is improved and moved to chapter 4 (figure 41, p 101) of the revised thesis.
26 with reference to understanding the examination of a phd thesis as an assessment task, the phd examiner considers whether learning outcomes meet the standards that have been established these standards are the guidelines for examiners and they can be considered as the assessment criteria thus, in this respect, in the assessment of a phd examiners provide information about a performance (the thesis.
Thesis examination is an object of study and researchers agree that the choice of thesis examiners needs to be handled with extreme care examiners are human and will bring their own pet likes and dislikes into the process of reading your work.
Examiner comment on the literature review in phd theses examiner comment on phd theses 339 the demands of a phd thesis, particularly the demand that it make a significant. Examiner comment on the literature review in phd theses and poor use of the literature in a thesis, and is this reflected in their recommendation examiner comment on phd theses 339.
Examiner consistency, and thesis quality are discussed the incidence and proportion of 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.
Examiner’s report on the ph d thesis examiner: tadao takaoka sequential algorithms are known in the literature application areas are in graphics and data mining but the candidate is welcome to make a small comment to highlight the importance of the first approach. Although commentary on literature use and applica- tion was considerably less commonly found in examiner reports than comment on literature coverage, it was present in more than a quarter of all reports, and accounted examiner comment on phd theses 345 for an average of 2% of each report.