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What kind of questions should I prepare for?

Wise OwlWhat kind of questions should I prepare for?

Here are some of the most common questions that you may encounter at your oral defense:

  1. What are the limitations of your study and how would you have done things differently if time and money were not an issue?

  2. What did you learn about doing research by doing this study?

  3. How would you interpret your findings in light of theory X (in other words a theory other than the one you used)?

  4. What theories support/dispute your findings?

  5. What are the practical implications of your findings?

  6. What policy recommendations might you make?

  7. What is the next study that you might design?

  8. How do you plan to disseminate your findings?



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