Blog 4: Dissertation vs Thesis: The Differences that Matter
As a graduate student, you will have many different types of challenging coursework and assignments. However, the biggest project that you’ll work on when earning your master’s or doctoral degree will be your thesis or dissertation. The differences between a dissertation vs thesis are plenty. That’s because each of these pieces of writing happen at different times in one’s educational journey.
Let’s break down what a dissertation and thesis are so that you have a strong handle on what’s expected. For both a thesis and a dissertation, there is an obvious fluency and understanding of the subject one studies.
Let’s take a look at their similarities and differences.
What is a Dissertation?
When you enter a doctoral program to earn a PhD, you will learn a lot about how to conduct your own research. At the culmination of your degree program, you’ll produce a dissertation.
A dissertation is a lengthy piece of written work that includes original research or expanded research on a new or existing topic. As the doctoral student, you get to choose what you want to explore and write about within your field of study.
What is a Thesis?
A thesis is also a scholarly piece of writing, but it is for those who are graduating from a master’s program. A thesis allows students to showcase their knowledge and expertise within the subject matter they have been studying.
Main Differences Between a Thesis vs. Dissertation
The biggest difference between a thesis and a dissertation is that a thesis is based on existing research.
On the other hand, a dissertation will more than likely require the doctoral student to conduct their own research and then perform analysis. The other big difference is that a thesis is for master’s students and the dissertation is for PhD students. (…)
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Dissertation vs Thesis: The Differences that Matter (uopeople.edu)
THEN ANSWSER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
- Have you ever thought that a Dissertation and a Thesis would have so many similarities? Which ones do you consider as cues? Explain.
- Which of the differences gives you a better idea of the difficulty of a dissertation and a Thesis? Do you think you would be able to write one of them easily? Which one? Write your comments!
Blog 2: What is the Difference Between Journal and Conference Paper
The key difference between journal and conference paper is that a journal article is a long piece of writing that is published in journals and periodicals, whereas a conference paper is a concise and precise written paper that is presented in research conferences.
Both journals and conference papers present the findings and conclusion of a research study. Moreover, both journal articles and conference papers undergo a review process before the acceptance of papers.
1. Overview and Key Difference
2. What is a Journal
3. What is a Conference Paper
4. Journal vs Conference Paper in Tabular Form
5. Summary – Journal vs Conference Paper (…)
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What is the Difference Between Journal and Conference Paper | Compare the Difference Between Similar Terms
THEN ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
- Have you ever prepared a conference or a jounal paper? What was it about?
- Could you tell us when you prepared it and where you presented it?
- How did you feel after your presentation? SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE!
Blog 1: Archaeologists discover passageways in 3,000-year-old Peruvian temple
Archaeologists discover passageways in 3,000-year-old Peruvian temple – Copyright Thomson Reuters 2022
LIMA – A team of archaeologists has discovered a network of passageways under a more than 3,000-year-old temple in the Peruvian Andes.
Chavin de Huantar temple, located in the north-central Andes, was once a religious and administrative center for people across the region.
The passageways were found earlier in May and have features believed to have been built earlier than the temple’s labyrinthine galleries, according to John Rick, an archaeologist at Stanford University who was involved in the excavation.
Located 3,200 meters above sea level, at least 35 underground passageways have been found over the years of excavations, which all connect with each other and were built between 1,200 and 200 years B.C. in the foothills of the Andes.
“It’s a passageway, but it’s very different. It’s a different form of construction. It has features from earlier periods that we’ve never seen in passageways,” Rick said.
Chavin de Huantar, declared a World Heritage Site in 1985, was the inspiration and name of the operation carried out when the Peruvian armed forces built a network of tunnels to rescue 72 people taken hostage by the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) rebel group at the Japanese ambassador’s residence in Lima in 1997.
Source: Archaeologists discover passageways in 3,000-year-old Peruvian temple | Euronews
IT’ YOUR TURN!!
- What do you think is challenging about trying to understand the past through archaelogy?
- Would you enjoy assisting on an archaeological dig? Why , or why not?
- Imagine if, 500 year from now, a team of archaeologists discovered your home. What might they deduce about you, your behavior, and your way of life? Write your comments!!
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