August 25, 2013, revised November 28, 2013 Walden Oral Defense Questions Prepared by Gail Johnson Morris Faculty, Oral Defense Type, & Scholar # Committee Member Comments & Questions PPA-DO Walters PH-DO Wong 1 Chair commented on good use of codes 2 What have you learned to be shared with other scholars? What is your plan professionally? What was the biggest challenges so far / did you have applying the coding framework? Research is to illuminate ‘dark corners’ How would you fix the limitations you found in your results? What would you do differently? What was the most surprising aspect of your doctoral journey / conducting your research? What did you miss & what impact would it have had if you had covered it? Were your findings consistent to your expectations? 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 I like the way you linked the results to the literature findings and gaps. How do you plan to share your findings? Reminder to signal each new slide Purpose in abstract different from study –realign Clearly reflect Q’s back to findings Restate purpose & how data reflects purpose of study Be explicit with linking purpose to findings What is the primary social change resulting from the study? Make social change linkage very clear. Do you foresee any problems as you move into data collection? Any issues to recruit participants? What recommendations do you have for future research? Why did you pick this topic? How did you explore it? Any help with your excellent ppt graphics? How long have you allowed yourself to complete? How do you plan to stay in neutral & not allow bias? ED-DO Berry ED-DO Sims DBA-DO Dess PH-PO Ostenso ED-DO Mitchell DBA-PO JM Note. DO = dissertation oral. PO = proposal oral. Heatmap = most common questions / comments. GJM comments: Chair intro Ostenso a good road map. Dess responded to Q’s – no presentation by scholar!