7. Tue 21 April: Pre-opposition reflection

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April 24, 2015 at 08:18 #17329
 Anneli Ekblom

Selfevaluation and evaluation of the day

April 27, 2015 at 12:26 #17340
 Ylva Lundkvist Fridh

My evaluation: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19UtMV5NT-dSkcqSXiElKi8gcot-DMKjnDpxW8DF9SEs/edit?usp=sharing

April 28, 2015 at 11:53 #17348
 Josefin Heed

Best thing with the day?
To hear about all the different topics and see how much further the 2nd year students had come since January.
To do the opposition, it was nice to practice (but also hard).

Worst thing with the day?
That it was hard to stay active when I had so little knowledge about the content of the other thesises.
Lack of oxygen in the room.
Schedule with no planned pauses.

Self-evaluation: what was difficult, how did you handle it, how did you experience the context?
It was difficult to do an opposition on a thesis of a topic that I did not have so much knowledge of from the beginning.

next year: it will be you that will be the defendent, how would you like to design the process then to benefit you the best?
Perhaps we could have two groups with 4-5 in each and that one 1st year student and one 2nd year student opposed on every paper. Perhaps we could also have access to all the papers so we could have an idea about them before we get there. Though I doubt anyone would read all the papers anyway… But it would at least give better conditions for fruitful discussions.

May 4, 2015 at 08:34 #17380
 Peter

Short evaluation of the pre-oppsition day

Best thing with the day?
The insight I got regarding the thesis work process. It made it clear that their is no one template for a successful thesis. The process needs to be suited for every specific thesis and person.

Worst thing with the day?
Not having read all of the presented thesis work it was difficult to contribute, or even follow, all of the pre-oppositions.
It was a long day in a congested environment which made it difficult to stay concentrated.

Self-evaluation: what was difficult, how did you handle it, how did you experience the context?
The opposition was difficult because the opposed thesis was presented in fragments. To give opposition I needed to weigh what would give value to the continued thesis work, this was in parts like fumbling in the dark. The authors information on what he wished me to focus on was of great help!

next year: it will be you that will be the defendent, how would you like to design the process then to benefit you the best?
Perhaps we could divide the opposition into smaller groups. This would make it easier for participants to have at least an overview of the presented work. It would also be great if all the opposed work would be made available.

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