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The dissertation is a substantial work of original scholarship usually ranging in length from 200 to 450 double-spaced pages. The Prospectus Before commencing work on the dissertation, the Department requires you to write and defend a dissertation proposal, known as the prospectus. Further information pertaining to the prospectus will be disseminated in the prospectus writing seminar (POLS2050 and POLS2051). Selection of the Dissertation Committee Before beginning work on the prospectus, you should select a principal dissertation advisor to chair your committee.
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The principal advisor will also inform the DGS of the committee's decision. Contents of the Prospectus The purpose of what follows is to create a set of shared expectations among both students and faculty about the contents and organization of the prospectus.
This statement is not meant to be compulsory, but it should work to the advantage of most students and their advisors.One committee member may be from outside the Department of Political Science or outside Brown University. Drafting of the Prospectus In consultation with members of the dissertation committee, you must draft a prospectus that is consistent with the spirit if not the letter of the specifications outlined below ("Contents of the Prospectus").Prospectus drafts (and later dissertation chapters) should be shared with the entire dissertation committee for consistent feedback and communication.In consultation with the three committee members and the DGS, you are responsible for scheduling the oral defense well in advance (a minimum of ten days beforehand); please do not forget to inform the DGS well in advance, so that the event can be publicized.Normally, the defense will proceed with the participation of all three committee members.All good quality journal articles will include a small Literature Review after the Introduction paragraph. (2016) Pop-up library at the University of Birmingham: extending the reach of an academic library by taking "the library" to the students.It may not be called a Literature Review but gives you an idea of how one is created in miniature. The format of a typical oral defense is as follows: (1) introductory remarks by the principal advisor; (2) a brief overview of the proposed thesis project by you; (3) questions from the dissertation committee members; (4) questions from the general public, time permitting.The student will make a 10-15 minute presentation of the prospectus and then will be asked questions by any faculty members first and, time permitting, fellow graduate students in the room.To access all datasets, SLU users will need to create an ICPSR username & password to show institutional affiliation. Search searches .gov, .mil, and selected other domains that include official local, regional, state and federal government agencies as well as quasi governmental agencies such as the Smithsonian.If you're looking for international information, this custom Google search engine searches across 100s of IGO websites.