The thesis thinking
So recently I had completed with my normal courses for the Information systems degree. It has been a very educative experience I must say and as a result, opened a lot of avenues for me to think on the next and probably my last big assignment – the Master thesis.
Having studied a 2-year program, our thesis is more intensive in the form of 30 credits. Thus a whole semester is dedicated to it. It gives me a hint that a lot of work needs to be completed within a pretty limited time. Above that, there is always the added pressure of successfully passing it through the final examination. But given that, I have studied a wide range of courses during this degree, what could be a fitting topic to pursue a research on?
It is difficult to say actually. Information System, if you have followed my earlier posts, is a very wide field containing loads of specialized topic. Starting from descriptive courses like philosophy of science and technology, ethics it realm stretches to technical fields like human-computer interaction and big data analysis. Therefore, it can often be tricky to come up with a field that you specially like and would even like to know more about. If you also look at recent trends, there are lot of various channels that provide opportunities to research like internet and mobile. Given that businesses have gradually started to diversify their distribution base through these channels, a lot of interest is being generated around them to deserve attention.
As for me, I was thinking of a topic in the lines of innovation. But finding a precise question seems to be the hard part. As a result, I have started to read on the existing literatures out there so that I may find a gap that may deserve focus. Even though intensive reading has not been the most favorite thing but I am actually starting to enjoy it. The reason is that it gives you a lot of exposure about various authors and their topics. You know what has been done and what hasn’t been. In the similar lines, you can then brainstorm a topic that can be adjusted within the thesis time limit and of course, produce a quality work that you can be proud of in years to come. Have been trying to motivate myself that way! Hopefully, I shall soon find what I would love to pursue and find more about.
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