10 Common Dissertation Defense Questions And Answers For Postgraduates


There are always questions and answers for postgraduates that need to be answered about your dissertation. Here are some common questions and answers that postgraduates will be asked:


  1. Read over your own thesis and write out some questions that you may want to ask. Sometimes it is difficult to keep reading your paper over and over again but it is important. I thought about what questions the committee may ask so I was prepared and kind of thought what was going to be asked.
  2. Don’t let distractions get in the way of preparing for your committee questions. There are so many things going on right now. You are applying for jobs, preparing for the end of school and other things like that. Make sure you concentrate on the preparations for school and jobs and graduation.
  3. Will your friends help you drill you with questions the committee may ask? The best thing would be your colleagues can help you by asking questions and making sure you are prepared for the committee.
  4. In a sentence, what is your thesis? This should be something that you should know backwards and forwards and know exactly how to answer this question. Have it all planned out to the letter so that you know exactly what you want put across to the committee.
  5. Where did you go wrong? You know you made some mistakes and you know they may have had some basis on the results. It is important that you tell them what he mistakes were so they are aware that you know what they were.
  6. How can your research be used in practice? Your work was just not there to just be written and not used. It is supposed to hopefully help create some historical help with whatever field you are in.
  7. What are you most proud of and why? It takes a lot of knowledge knowing what you did and why you are proud of what you did. This is something you need to be able to express and make sure you can proudly tell the committee
  8. Can you explain what you meant by your first tests? Were they successfully done and was the data what you thought it was going to be?
  9. What contributions did you make? You should know what your dissertation helped as far as society goes so make sure you have the ability to tell them.
  10. Can you evaluate your research for accuracy? Hopefully you have data to back up what has been found in your research

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