After the dissertation prospectus has been successfully defended, the student embarks on data collection and analysis, as agreed in the prospectus and in consultation with the dissertation committee. At the end of the first term of data collection and analysis the student provides a summary of data collected and analyzed to the dissertation committee together with a description of any problems encountered. Credit for Data Collection and Analysis is awarded when the summary report has been approved by the supervisor.
Upon completion of the Data Collection and Analysis requirement, students will be able to:
- Apply relevant data collection and analysis techniques
- Reflect on any necessary changes to project methodology based on preliminary results
Credit will be awarded on a pass/fail basis once the supervisor has reviewed the preliminary results of the data collection, and the student has presented preliminary results at the PhD/Faculty seminar.