SUGGEGSTED SCHEDULE FOR THE SUCCESFUL COMPLETION OF THE SENIOR THESIS IN DS

Angband 

 

October 12:

 

  1. Research question and sub-questions
  2. Case selection
  3. Basic info about your cases so that you can tell a good story that could preface your research question(s).
  4. Have an advisor/asked for appointments with 2-3 potential advisors.
  5. Review notes in methodology class/finish readings in case selection (for those who did not take methods).
  6. Contact IRB
  7. Start applying for travel grants if you need to do fieldwork.

 

October 19

 

  1. First draft of literature review completed.
  2. Finish the explanation of your case selection and key concepts.
  3. Start working on your hypotheses/main arguments.
  4. Those who did not take methods should complete the overview of research methods in the Desai volume and should decide what methodological instruments they will use.

 

October 26

 

  1. Midterm is due in class as well as by email.
  2. That should be enough for the weekJ

 

November 2

 

  1. Read more in-depth case studies relevant for your topic by comparing them with your proposed arguments from the midterm.
  2. Collect as much journalistic, web-based and organizational information as you can, organize it by concentric circles and start processing it.
  3. First draft of data sources and contacts.
  4. You should all have a first reader by now.

 

November 9

 

  1. First draft of your methodological section
  2. Complete list of data sources and contacts. Start contacting people with a view to getting interview appointments (if applicable).
  3. Start working on connecting your theory with your preliminary data.

 

November 16

 

  1. First outline of your first empirical chapter
  2. Complete methodological section and appendixes
  3. Start revisions on midterm

 

November 30

 

First draft of empirical chapter sent to Cornel for feedback

Finish revisions on midterm.

 

December 17

 

First empirical chapter emailed to Cornel

 

January 6

 

Finish revisions on first empirical chapter

 

January 12

First outline of second empirical chapter

 

January 25

Finish first complete draft of chapter two and send it to advisor

 

February 1

First outline of third empirical chapter

 

February 15

Finish first complete draft of chapter two and send it to advisor

 

February 22

First outline of third empirical chapter

 

March 8

Finish first complete draft of chapter two and send it to advisor

 

March 12:

 

Review the whole thesis, chapter by chapter, and write the conclusions

 

March 12-March 15:

 

Proofread the first full draft of the thesis

 

March 15: First draft of the thesis due

 

March 15:-March 19

 

Sleep

 

March 19:

 Dinner at Cornel’s.

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