Wednesday, 14 March 2018 19:00
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 20:00
our problem has been identified, you have your proposal approved, now it is time to consider the structure of your thesis. This becomes a make or break point in your scholar-practitioner journey.
The structure of the DBA thesis requires us to ask ourselves questions such as: What is the purpose of my thesis? Who is my audience – learned scholars, work colleagues, others? How should I structure my thesis to sell my ideas and findings to my audience? What structure should I use? Is there a difference between a PhD and a DBA thesis in terms of structure? It is in answering these and other questions that guides our thesis structure.
To aid exploring these types of questions, the Doctorate Hub team will hold a live, interactive webinar on The Structure of the Thesis.
Participants in this webinar will gain a better understanding on:
Dr. Ana Faria
Ana has been joining the DoctorateHub at the very early stage back in 2017 and is heading the DoctorateHub office.
Ana holds a PhD from the Engineering and Innovation Department at the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, The Open University UK, that has been awarded for her thesis on “The role of behaviour in the transition to more energy efficient use at home”. Her research combined positivist and constructivist paradigms, so to allow for both: statistically analyse the data, whilst also allowing for an exploration of the complex set of variables that influence human behaviour. With this her research used a mixed, multi-method research methodology, using both quantitative and qualitative research procedures. Quantitative research aimed to gain insight and identify issues for the subsequent qualitative phases of the empirical work, while the qualitative research aims to explore attitudes, behaviour and experiences through such methods as interviews or focus groups.
In addition to this Ana received a degree in Economics from the Universidade do Minho (PT), a degree in International Management from the RSM Erasmus University (NL), and a Master in Business Administration in International Industrial Management from the Esslingen University of Applied Science (DE), a MBA program that had been developed to cater the needs of international senior staff from local enterprises such Behr, Bosch, Daimler, Festo, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kärcher, Porsche or Siemens.
Ana has over a decade work experience as a Project Manager, Business Developer and Management Controller in the field of the Rational Use of Energy, Sustainability, and Smart Cities. Ana has been responsible for the coordination and management of European Funds, or the development of strategic action plans for local municipalities, such as the SEAP (Strategic Action Plan) under the Covenant of Mayors Initiative. As a member of the Finance Group of the European initiative Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform she also improved her experience in the identification, adaptation and implementation of alternative financing models and sustainability models related to smart cities.