Well it looks like I’m going to graduate!

Periscoping my defense turned into an utter fail…what can you do?

Functional videos are below.

PhD Land 101 and an Intro to my Research

Given that my defense is targeted towards my dissertation committee (aka the three people that control whether or not I graduate) here is a short (17 min) video describing some of the nomenclature and formatting that comes with a defense.  I go into a bit more detail than I did during my defense on the theory and data that I’m using during the video since I feel like that is what most within EMS would be more likely to question.

0:00 – 4:15 = Explanation of a Dissertation Defense
4:15 – 5:40 = Committee Members
5:40 – 11:55 = Questions, Theoretical Framework, and Hypotheses
11:55 – End = Data and Methods

My Defense

The full video of my defense is below, remember that if you are watching on my website, you are NOT the target audience (see the video above).  The first 33 minutes are my presentation and the rest is the “defense” portion where I have to answer questions.  It’s not polished or beautifully presented, but rather gets to the point in a way that I know my committee would appreciate.

My one request from anyone in EMS that watches, if you hear me say something doesn’t exist (but it actually does) or I say something totally off base, I would LOVE to hear from you (respectfully). Particularly if you know where any publicly available raw data exists…something I really need to keep a running list of!

Of note, I wouldn’t be here without the support I’ve received from the EMS community at large.  I am definitely an outlier when it comes to the stereotype within the industry, so I’m thankful to be included.  In particular I know that some of these ideas would not be as fleshed out or fine tuned without the counsel of Greg Friese and Ray Barishansky.