Learnings from seminars
These are a collection of notes that I have made while attending seminars in which academics present their research for judgement by their senior colleagues. These included “Proposal seminars”, “Pre-thesis seminars” and “Faculty recruitment seminars”. The passage below is written from the notes I took during these seminars and are thus completely subject to my subjective interpretations of the dynamics that I felt developing during these seminars.
First explain why there is a gap?
Define your terms very carefully and completely
Give specific examples to support your conclusions
Study reverse situations as well
- Success due to presence of A -> Does absence of A imply failure? Give examples.
Justification of inferences, particularly for qualitative research
Encourage questions, allow questions to complete, understand the questions and then answer
Answer the following questions in your presentation
- What is important?
- What is new?
- What is non-obvious?