COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS FROM THE EXAMINERS
*Sorry, only comments no full answers provided here...think for your research context please;some of them is my sv's suggested answer; not my answer at all......................................
i-Can you explain some the theories you have used and where this fills in your research?
*Needed to say the context not too much details; Need clear one sentence definition; if they are both same meanings
What is the main finding in this thesis?
* A list of the CSF actually is…; Needs to be shorter and more to the point
Could you explain interpretive paradigm/ phenomenological since you seems to have done a survey
*My answer was too long, supposedly need to say very precisely
What is the difference between KL and Manchester? What have you found?
*my answer is not too much, but concern on Politic,
added by my sv - How in your thesis do you account for the difference in the student: Malaysian in UK(overseas country) and Malaysian in KL(home country)? How do you deal with this?
6- Dr Polly
You have used various survey tools; surveymonkey/nvivo;
What are the limitations/drawbacks of using these tools
*Supposedly answered in a practical way
How did you get to Chapter 7- Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 not showing the links with Chapter 7
Analysis is missing-where is this? Taken out but that is more towards the raw data
At what point do you tell the reader what you did I got to Chapter 7(but how did you get that?) Describe the whole process- summarise or synthesize the process
How you have classified and codify the data findings? Not clearly explained still in tacit way-supposedly in explicit way- as further works
8-Dr Gordon and Dr Polly
i-Data analysis needs more work
ii-How did you do that research
iii-Classify & Categorisation
i-How do you account for cultural difference?
ii-Do you classify the same posting in the same or different categories?
iv-Need to be reassured that classifications correct-is it subjective-that is missing
v-You are not acknowledge your own involvement- as a Malaysian student- all these factors shaped your decision @ ‘you are not acknowledging things that should be acknowledgement
10- Dr Polly
i-Did you have ‘ethical dilemmas’
ii-Where is ethics- in chapter 4-need to be a heading/subheading somewhere-needs to be explicit
iii-If they know you are observing them, how did that affect the results?
iv-The researcher believes in ‘subjective reality’- put all this here….
11-Dr Gordon & Dr Polly-need argueable discussion in thesis
i- The whole issue servicing Web 2.0-how do you define it?
you are trying to reconcile all the differences and get your definition
ii-What would you say Web 2.0 is ? in 1 or 2 sentences
Reason : Blogs are an application are personal diary
Social Networking isn’t really Web 2.0 in its own setting
( he is asking about the broader concept)
iii- It’s a bit messy ; Define our term on your scope; You have taken your own definition I used that = synthesis of variables prevailing= 1 theories
iv- Page 182-validation
v- Not met English standard
i- need to say what you have done precisely
ii- English; This | linking problem
iii- Tables- question use the tables; here a lots of done would be better as TEXT
iv- this has to be as long that corrects together–look at flow| how it connects pace and flow
All these question can be my potential questions in the real exam soo.......have to practice more and more after this.......
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