Submit your research plan by first adding a discussion topic and then attaching your research plan and topic presentation as separate pdf files. Use the provisional title of your thesis as the title of the discussion. Name the files as YourName_Research_plan.pdf and YourName_Topic_presentation.pdf. Do this by the previous Thursday 24:00 before the seminar at the latest. Your plan and presentation must be approved by your supervisor. Contact him/her in time so that you have time to make the required revisions.
Please appear in the seminar room well before the start. The classroom has a computer, which is open at the MyCourses course page through which all presenters have easy access to their slides. In case of a Zoom seminar, you will share the slides from your own computer.
Presentation time is max 12 minutes, which usually implies about 6-8 slides. (In case of a Zoom seminar we will conduct a mic-webcam-screenshare check between the presenters 5 minutes before the start.)
Begin by presenting your research question, the reason why it is important and interesting, and the most relevant background information on your topic(institutional details, prior research if any) that the audience needs to understand your question and its significance. Then summarize your plan of research: if you are doing original research, explain your planned approach(es) to answering the research question; if you are doing a literature survey, explain the main approach(es) used in the literature.
Add a reply to discussion of a member of your group with your comments on the research plan. You are discussing the written research plan, not the slides. One comment is usually a short paragraph, sometimes 2-3 paragraphs. You should give at least three substantially distinct comments to each member of your group. Comments must be delivered as plain text in the comment field, not as attached files.
Read the Commenting guidelines for more information.
You must submit your online comments before the seminar presentation takes place.
Be prepared to discuss the topic in the seminar after the presentation, taking into account the information in the presentation. (Some comments that were inspired by the written plan might not be very good after we've seen and heard the presentation.) The comments are meant to be legible to everyone, not just the presenter. Do not assume that the audience has read your online comments.