The East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS) on 7th Nov 2017 hosted a Ph.D. Public Seminar for 1st year Ph.D. students to provide a platform to present their research concepts, an opportunity to learn, critique their peers, improve on articulation etc.

The seminar was organized and officiated by Prof. Maria Musoke. In attendance were Prof. Tonny Oyana (Principal, CoCIS), Dr. W. Kiyingi, Dr. Joyce Bukirwa, EASLIS academic staff, invited guests and members from the general public. The theme of the seminar was Current Trends and Developments in Library and Information Science. Each presenter was given approximately 15 minutes to present their research paper/concept before getting feedback from the discussant and other participants.

Prof. Maria Musoke Opening remarks

The feedback generated by participants was encouraging and motivational. Mr. Patrick Odong (1st year Ph.D. Class Coordinator) said, “he was initially reluctant to presenter but now realizes its importance because he had now been steered in the right direction.”  Additional comments from Prof. Tonny Oyana were that the Ph.D. students should focus on the structure of the literature review and ensure to understand the concept of big data and how it applies to Uganda. Prof. Maria Musoke also advised them to cite the specific papers and quote the authors where necessary. Dr. Joyce Bukirwa advised all the presenters that they should effectively communicate the aim/purpose of the study or research being undertaken and avoid contradicting statements.
In closing Prof. Maria Musoke thanked those that participated in the research seminar. She appreciated them for getting the opportunity to share information and knowledge and critiquing each other’s work.

Participants providing feedback




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