Interview with HiOA Rector Curt Rice

In this episode, we interview the Rector of Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Curt Rice. Curt began his career as a student in the United States and after a few false starts and detours, found a career in academia and attained the highest position at the third-largest University in Norway.

The discussion chapter – part 1

In these episodes, we will address the discussion chapter: a vital component of any scientific work. We’ll discuss why it is so important and how a good structure so far is the recipe for a great discussion chapter.

The discussion chapter “backtracks” relative to the order of the other chapters so far. It should contain discussions on three levels:

  • Result specific discussion
  • Process specific discussion
  • Approach specific discussion

Continue reading The discussion chapter – part 1

The discussion chapter – part 2

In these episodes, we will address the discussion chapter: a vital component of any scientific work. We’ll discuss why it is so important and how a good structure so far is the recipe for a great discussion chapter.

The discussion chapter “backtracks” relative to the order of the other chapters so far. It should contain discussions on three levels:

  • Result specific discussion
  • Process specific discussion
  • Approach specific discussion

Continue reading The discussion chapter – part 2

The discussion chapter – part 3

In these episodes, we will address the discussion chapter: a vital component of any scientific work. We’ll discuss why it is so important and how a good structure so far is the recipe for a great discussion chapter.

The discussion chapter “backtracks” relative to the order of the other chapters so far. It should contain discussions on three levels:

  • Result specific discussion
  • Process specific discussion
  • Approach specific discussion

Continue reading The discussion chapter – part 3

Background and litterature surveys, how to master them – part 1 – What to aim for

The background chapter or section is standard in most texts that a student writes. However, when do you know that it is well written? In the next three episodes, Kyrre and Anthony will guide you through the process of gathering text and writing a great background chapter. First, we begin with talking about what a good background chapter looks like.

Continue reading Background and litterature surveys, how to master them – part 1 – What to aim for

Background and litterature surveys, how to master them – part 2 – Searching and classifying litterature

The background chapter or section is standard in most texts that a student writes. However, when do you know that it is well written? In the next three episodes, Kyrre and Anthony will guide you through the process of gathering text and writing a great background chapter. In this episode we tackle how to build a taxonomy and to use it when gathering research.

Continue reading Background and litterature surveys, how to master them – part 2 – Searching and classifying litterature

Background and litterature surveys, how to master them – part 3 – Writing it

The background chapter or section is standard in most texts that a student writes. However, when do you know that it is well written? In the next three episodes, Kyrre and Anthony will guide you through the process of gathering text and writing a great background chapter. In this final part, we discuss how to speed up writing and produce the text you want efficiently.

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I got 99 problems but the problem statement ain’t one! – part 2

Listen to part 1 and read the show note here: http://blogg.hioa.no/studentlife/2017/01/10/got-99-problems-problem-statement-aint-one/

 

 

I got 99 problems but the problem statement ain’t one! – part 1

Research question, hypothesis, thesis question or problem statement. They are all essentially the same thing. Students are asked to write them all the time, but do you really know a good way of writing those important, but quirky statements?

Did you know that your are probably starting at the wrong end if you are trying to grab a problem statement out of thin air? In this episode, Kyrre will run you through his method for not only nailing the problem statement, but the whole introduction chapter! It even involves a game!

Continue reading I got 99 problems but the problem statement ain’t one! – part 1

How does stress and anxiety affect student life?

Exams, deadlines and life in general can stress you as a student. Anthony and Kyrre discuss stress and anxiety and how it affects you. They provide some tips on how to manage during a stressful exam period.