The origin of this conference stems from a gap we perceived in the dissertation process. To analogize it to a famous thought experiment – if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If months of hard work resulted in a document that just went from student to marker and was ultimately archived – did it make an impact? We thought perhaps not.
The idea of this day is thus manifold: to give prior year MSc students a platform to showcase their research, to allow current year MSc students to be exposed to the types of research they could undertake in their own dissertations, and perhaps most importantly, to facilitate knowledge exchange and provide an opportunity for collective feedback and discussion – something that is integral to the progression of science itself. After all, the Latin root of the word dissertation is dissertare – which means continue to discuss. We hope everyone leaves with the spirit of continuous discussion today.
Going forward, the aim of the DisCo Initiative is to provide exposure to the dissertations, and create a network of current students, alumni students, professors and on the long run companies to share the knowledge and facilitate a discussion.
The DisCo Team
Dr. Frédéric Basso
Special thanks to Jacq Crane and Champa Heidbrink of the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science for all the support you provided us with.
December 19, 2018
PART I - 14:00H
Welcome: Why are we here?
The DisCo Team
Dr. Frédéric Basso, Chair
Christoph N. Henking
The psychological implications of economic inequality: Understanding the roles of social trust and individual perceptions.
Aylin Giena Bruns
Dietary habits in advanced age. An investigation of food choice drivers, approaching to fight malnutrition among the elderly in the UK.
PART II - 15:35H
LSE Life: Dissertation Tips
Kelly A. Douglas
‘What did you mean by that?’: American White allies’ perceptions and experiences of confronting racial prejudice within close relationships.
Max Hugo Gaston
Is Haiti a “shithole” country? An investigation into the social representations of Haiti held by Westerners and Haitians using a mixed methods approach.
A double edged sword: a multi methods approach to understanding parenting and digital media use.
What drives some professionals in Brazil to resign from steady jobs in search for more meaningful work forms?
The Plight Of Man: Masculinity, Emotions And Suicide In 21st Century Britain.
‘Is it coming home?’ A Construal Level Theory perspective on climate change communication.
“But they know if it’s a human wrong.” Social Representations of Human Rights in the Philippines.
Health and Well-being for Chinese in the 21st Century: The Study of Perceived Compatibility between Identities, Cultural Identification, and Self-Construal.
PART II: Q&A
PART I: Q&A
PANEL: What did we learn today?
Supervisors + Alumni + Methods
The DisCo Team & Dr. Frédéric Basso
Everyone is welcome!
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