5161 Ph.D. Topic Development
Prof. Paul Leonardi, Ph.D.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/01/23 to 03/06/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 03/15/23 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.4.033
Wednesday 03/22/23 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM D5.4.033
Wednesday 03/29/23 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM D5.4.033
Wednesday 04/12/23 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM D5.4.033
Wednesday 04/19/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D5.4.033
Wednesday 05/10/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D5.4.033
Wednesday 05/17/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D5.4.033

One-on-one discussion/development sessions of Ph.D. topics with graduate students.  Sessions are intended to assist students by providing constructive feedback on topics, not to test knowledge.  The sessions may include discussion of dissertation research project, research methodologies, progress and related issues. 

Learning outcomes

The goal of these sessions is to assist in the development of their research topic and improve skills in communicating research concepts.  In particular we will discuss the appropriateness of selected research methods used for data analysis within the context of the specific project and data presented.

Attendance requirements

Schedule: by appointment only.

Participation is based on One-on-One sessions - please coordinate your time slot directly with Prof. Leonardi

Teaching/learning method(s)

Students are required to email me a draft of their current dissertation or a dissertation summary at least 1 week in advance prior to the scheduled meeting to facilitate a productive exchange. Time slots  will be made available by appointment for students to schedule according to their availability. 


The final grade of the course will depend on:

50% participation in discussion

50% individual presentation of research


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Last edited: 2023-01-03