Oral Defense Suggestions
• The Oral Defense should be 20 – 30 minutes in length and will be
with the Student, Chair, and 2nd Committee member.
• Use graphics pertinent to the topic – see following three examples.
• Proof and edit slides
• Use same font and background on each slide
• Check for professional appearance, flow, and unity throughout the
presentation
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Graphic Suggestion
• Rather than breaking
the PPT rules, consider
adding a related photo,
graphic, or using
SmartArt
Journal &
Reflection
Graphic Suggestion
• Power Points should have
minimal verbiage…
• 5 short (1-2) word bullets
max, or
• two short sentences.
Key Points
 Max 5 Short Pts.
 Max 2 Sentences
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DBA Doctoral Study Oral Defense
Identify if 1st or 2nd defense
Thank each faculty member by name
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Chair: Dr.
2nd Committee Member: Dr.
URR: Dr.
Program Director: Dr. Freda Turner
Background
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Oral Defense
Problem Statement bullets/citations
• Hook:
• Anchor:
• General Business Problem:
• Specific Business Problem:
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Purpose Statement
• The focus of this (method/design)
• The business impact of this issue is
• The social impact of this issue is
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Research Question(s)
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Hypothesis (if quantitative or mixed method)
• H1o
• H1a
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Conceptual or Theoretical framework
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Name of theory
Theory authored by
This theory was developed in
How does the theory interface with your study
Method/Design chosen to help add new insights
• The proposed research will be a XXX (qualitative ,
quantitative, or mixed method research study.
• This method allows the researcher to
• The selected research design for this study is
• This design allows the researcher
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Participants and sample size
• The populations from which the samples will be drawn
• The sample size will consist of xx participants. This number is
based on ???
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Data Collection Technique Plans (think recipe
fashion)
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3.
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How do you plan to analyze data (describe in recipe
card type fashion) (see IRB form)
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Closing
Thank you Dr. XXX and Dr. XXXX
This concludes my first oral defense presentation. I would now
like to invite your questions
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Purpose of the Study
• Purpose of the study
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Presentation of Findings
• List each research question & conclusion as findings are based on
evidence collected
• How do findings related to the literature
• How do findings relate to conceptual/theoretical framework
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How does data relate to professional practice
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What implications does the data have for social
change
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Recommendations for action
• Who will benefit from the results of this study
• How can results be disseminated to the larger population
(conferences, literature, etc)
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Abstract – see notes section on components for
abstract
• List the abstract here
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Thank you and questions
• Chair: Dr.
• 2nd committee member: Dr.
• URR: Dr.
Questions?
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