03 - Thesis Outline
This week, I created a draft outline of how I want my thesis to be structured.
The preliminary structure is as follows:
Introduce the problem and why it matters to me
Give a breakdown of relevant research and what I’ve done
Introduce my personal experiences with trying to get people involved
Student Involvement Theory - Introducing Astin’s theory of Involvement
Also introduce the concepts of Mattering and Marginalization
Talk about how mattering and marginalization correlate to engagement
Talk about differences between on-campus students and off-campus students
Talk also, about differences between those students that move out vs those that stay at home when they begin college.
Talk about other schools that have tried to engage students different
Also talk about my experiences trying to engage students at a commuter school
Involvement and Engagement at NYU Tandon
Give a breakdown of how I intend to solve this divide and why I think it would work.
Aggregate user testing data across different prototypes
Relate user testing results to confirm/deny my assumptions
Suggest how the results could impact engagement and future directions of the project.