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Suggested timeline for completing an Honors thesis

❶Anticipated dates will likely need to be revised along the way.

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Honors Thesis Timeline

You are responsible for scanning and uploading this form with your ETD submission by See approval form for instructions. Friday, June 8, Try to accomplish this earlier! Thesis work is completed and approved, but the final submission deadline of June 9 is missed. This is for students who may have formatting issues as opposed to substantive issues with their final thesis.

The Graduate School requires that students maintain enrollment as a full- or part-time graduate student in the quarter that they graduate, part-time status can be maintained with 2 credits.

Complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates and print out the certificate of completion to submit to the Graduate School along with your signed approval form applies to doctoral students only. Consult the checklist of common formatting errors prior to submission. You will be notified via email usually within 5 — 7 business days when your submission has been reviewed. Monitor your email closely so you can make necessary changes.

Leaving the Birmingham area before the approval process is complete does not in any way alter these requirements or extend these deadlines. Explore More Student Resources. Thesis and Dissertation Timeline. Meet with Lori Naramore in the Graduate School prior to your defense to collect your approval form and discuss next steps.

Format Pre-Proposal Defense- In the pre-proposal defense sometimes just called proposal defense , you will be presenting your research to your committee similar to they way you will be presenting in the final dissertation defense.

When formatting your presentation make sure you know your proposal inside and out and it is written well with visuals. Practice the presentation in front of anyone who will listen to make sure you are comfortable describing your research.

Understand that your committee may bring up questions not previously addressed. Most of my clients do their defense over the phone in a conference call with committee and chair although you may be able to give the presentation in-person. Address Feedback and Edits- The approval process will be similar throughout the dissertation development. Be prepared to receive comments and feedback on your research design. They are the ultimate gatekeeper for your continued development so make sure you have your information together- treat this process with the same respect or more that you would your committee.

Approval and Permission to Collect Data- The approval process will be similar throughout the dissertation development. Harvesting the Data Collect Data- This is the time when you ask participants to fill out your survey or sit for an interview. Many candidates use incentives when collecting data. Chapter 4 Results- The results section, or chapter 4 of your dissertation, provides a non-evaluative report of the data supported by tables, figures and charts. This chapter begins with several introductory paragraphs that may be pages in length.

The first paragraph addresses the purpose of this chapter, the purpose of the research study and the organization of the chapter. The organization of the chapter is based on the order of the research questions, hypotheses and the research design.

This follows with paragraphs that review the data collection processes described in Chapter 3, a detailed description of the participant sample used in the study and sampling procedures. It leads into an introduction of the analysis of the data and a summary of the research findings.

To summarize the research findings, present a single and concise sentence for each hypothesis and result in order of presentation. Reflection Chapter 5- The discussion section, or chapter 5 of your dissertation, provides the opportunity to integrate the results of the study with existing theory and research.

It follows with a summary of the research problem, the purpose of the research, the research methods, and limitations of the study. The final feature of the introduction section provides an overview summary of the results beginning with the research problems, a brief review of the corresponding literature, the methodology used and a statement of the findings.

Address Committee Feedback and Edits- The approval process will be similar throughout the dissertation development.

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Honors Thesis Timeline. The following dates reflect the typical timeline for a student completing an Honors thesis. Co-op students and December graduates will have timelines different from that of the typical full-time Honors student.

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Revised 8/20/ MASTERS THESIS TRACK TIMELINE Progress Recommended Deadline [Dates in brackets using example Defense date of April 13th] Select thesis Chair and think about topic Beginning of semester prior to Defense [e.g. Aug.].

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Sample Thesis Timeline Semester 1 (9 cr.) Semester 2 (18 cr.) Semester 3 (27 cr.) Semester 4 (36 cr.) Semester 5 (39 cr.) ・Attend a thesis orientation ・Talk with adviser about the thesis option Division Form I Division Form II Note: ・Select a thesis chair ・Take an approved research methodology course ・Complete minimum 15 LIS cr. Suggested timeline for completing an Honors thesis Other than Honors Program deadlines that are noted, this timeline is suggested based on the scope of an “average” thesis project, but it will vary based on your project and major.

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Sample Dissertation Timeline Office of Graduate Studies Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Office 1 of 1 A SAMPLE TIMELINE FOR COMPLETING A DISSERTATION*. Developing a Realistic Timeline Upon confirmation of a Dissertation Chair and successful completion of the Comprehensive Assessment defense,, development of a realistic timeline for completing the tasks that culminate in a successful Dissertation should be established between the candidate and the faculty member Chair.