Sneha's Dissertation Timeline

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Sneha needs to write a prospectus and complete a dissertation in order to graduate from Northwestern. This page contains the project timeline and current to do list.

Outline of Prospectus[edit]

The dissertation will consist of three studies:

  • Study 1: The TWA study - this is currently a paper submission to CSCW.
  • Study 2: The Message Walls study - this will use data from wikia wikis that changed user talk pages to message walls, and see if that impacted newcomer retention in any way
  • Study 3: The Bike Co-op study - this will be a needs assessment of a bike-co-op's onboarding process


  • Complete Study 3
  • Revise introduction/conclusion
  • Send out work/pieces for feedback
  • Act on feedback
  • Defend dissertation
  • Submit with revisions
  • Profit!


Fall 2018[edit]

  • Friday, October 5th - share draft of Study 3 for feedback
  • Friday, October 12th - share draft of introduction/conclusion with Aaron
  • Monday, October 15th - one week before defense date - work on revisions
  • Week of 29th/Week of 5th - schedule defense
  • End of November/before Dec 1st - make revisions and submit final version