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  • #40972

    Ammar Mehdi
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    I am looking to start my PhD relating with Six Sigma/Lean Six Sigma. i am facing the problem to select the topic for my Phd. If any body has some suggestions kindly tell me or if any body is doing his PhD in this area kindly help me.

    Ammar 

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    #128061

    Deep
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    Ammar:
    What is your email ID? i might able to help you
    Deep

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    #128070

    Ken Feldman
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    Arggggggggggggggggggg.  What kind of PhD student are you that tries to find a doctoral research topic by asking an anonymous public Forum?  If, after all your study you haven’t formulated an area of interest then you have wasted your time.  What are you interested?  Who cares if some faceless poster likes a topic.  Where is your academic and research integrity?  Must be some rigorous program to have students like you.  Heck, I had to write my entire dissertation proposal before I was even admitted.  Forget what anybody else suggests.  Search your heart and mind and find something that fascinates you.  If you can’t then I would suggest you reconsider going for the PhD.

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    #128074

    Sandrine
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    Agree.Those  are  seeking the  PHD Title in any way.They wish (don’t mind) even  if  somebody volunteers and  does (write)part  of  the  research for  them.They  want  to  be  called  by  “Dr.” utilizing  all  the  possible  advantages they may receive from  earning  this  “title”.Unfortunatly they  will  find  somebody  who  is  ready  to  help  them 

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    #128075

    GomezAdams
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    Homey, be cool!   Its the weekend!
    Under any other circumstance I would tend to agree with you.
    eg. If he were pursuing a PhD in Music OR Physics OR Mathematics (overall).  ie Topics like String Theory ,Quantum Theory,or Topology OR …. would be interesting topics to pursue. However, if he is localized to the field of Statistics only, I would say that a problem could exist. After having ingested so much inferential statistics theory , he is probably so bound up that he cannot make a decision. He can’t zone in! He is always weighing his alpha and beta risks and the impact on the power of his selection.
    Statistical theory is basically dry material. All most six sigma personnel care about is how to apply the basic tools and the limitations for their use. Everything else is DRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYY!
    The only real beauty that I have seen in statistics had to do with the development of Liklihood Theory.
    If his PhD is in Op Research, he probably faces the same dilemna.
    A good topic might be how Six Sigma/Lean has been implemented into the Military Industrial Complex. What are / were the issues , how was implementation resolved , what have been the cummulative benefits for use up to 2006, how widespread is the existing application , where do we need to go!
    The more this stuff is brought to light , the more benefits we might
    potentially see due to reduced taxes (unlikely), or the reallocation of taxes to school systems or other areas where the taxes would do the most good.
     

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    #128077

    beenthere
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    How on earth do you think you could help him select a topic for his doctoral dissertation?
     
    The very nature of the study involves elements well beyond that which I have observed of isixsigma forum (or any other form) contributions in the past, i.e., it must add to the totality of knowledge in a field, it must not be a report, combination or regurgitation of previously known facts or data – it must utilize original self-directed research, data collection and analysis to synthesize knowledge.    
     
    And that was not meant as a criticism of you or others, just my being dumbfounded by the posting originator’s request.    
     
    I agree with the space villain in that if you’ve got to ask an anonymous forum about suggestions for your dissertation you’re not tracking well toward your goal – time to reassess.  
     
    But then I was also interested in the fact that Darth would have had to complete his entire proposal prior to formal program acceptance, a most telling comment on his part.   Not exactly a sought after scholar.    I mean sure, completing comprehensive exams and moving on to candidacy that’s common but completing classes, comprehensive exams and then a draft of your dissertation prior to formal acceptance???   Telling at the least and not correlating to rigor.   And to think, he was my hero.    

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    #128078

    beenthere Saint Markov A.
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    OK, I was tracking along pretty well after I got past the Homey comment, but then I saw your uninformed, unenlightened and poorly thought out comment regarding Operations Research.
     
    Some of the very brightest, most highly contributory and most grounded and relevant people have PhD’s in Operations Research.  
     
    Operations Research is a heavily statistics and research oriented field but in its applied state it is grounded and is completely in tune with the basic needs of operational optimization. 
     
    Saint Markov A.  

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    #128079

    GomezAdams
    Participant

    Maybe I did’nt explain properly. And maybe you should have asked further questions before your ego or tight underwear got in the way!
    I happen to think OpR is cool! Some of the neatest classes I’ve taken have been had there. My favorite having been MCDMDA, OpM and others, I truely see a benefit there. If you are pursuing a topic here , fine.
    As far as the stats went, DRRRRRRRRYYY! If you are pursuing a topic here,and a great many have from a theoretical (not practical) standpoint, then YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWNNNNNNNN!
    Especially in the area of Markov! If you were to ask the Reliability community what they really think about Markov,  you’d wonder why this drivel is still propogated.

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    #128080

    Ken Feldman
    Participant

    beenthere,
    Let me see if I can’t bring back the love. My doctoral program was quite unique. It was an interdisciplinary program overseen by the Graduate School rather than a Department or School. One of the requirements for admission was that I had to be able to, at least in their mind, compete with students applying for Fellowship status in the Graduate School. The cool part of the program was that I had to develop and propose my curriculum. This had to be approved by the Dean of the Graduate School and my Doctoral Committee. These people had to be selected as part of my proposal. Finally, I had to propose a research topic and the Dean and Committee had to find that there was some merit to it. This got me in the door. As in traditional programs, I had to take classes, do what others did and then sum it all up with a written comp and an oral defense of the final dissertation at the end of the program not the beginning as you stated. My Committee consisted of faculty from Ind. Engineering, Management, Management Science and Psychology along with Dr. Deming although he was a distant participant. The Chair was the Associate Dean of the School of Business. I should have received a degree just for managing all the egos and diversity of opinions. Because of my age at the time and the fact that I already possessed two Masters degrees, I was able to bypass the GA/TA crap and was an adjunct professor in Management teaching Ops Mgt. (undergrad, MBA and Exec. MBA) along with a few basic undergraduate business classes. I don’t know what defines “rigor” but I did have some fun and at least got to pursue my specific areas of interest. That was the point I was making with the original poster. So, do I feel the LOVE again for that dastardly devilish demonic Dr. Darth

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    #128081

    Saint Markov A.
    Member

    Part of the difficulty in postings such as this is it’s harder that it seems it should be to express a humorous tongue in cheek thought in response.  One in which you feel that no one could help but realize that not only are you kidding but you have a great and somewhat self-deprecating sense of humor.   But there you go thinking I was upset or taking umbrage to your clever posting.  I assure you I was not.
     
    I’d only suggest that if you really enjoy Ops Research and it’s component elements that you go a little further into the use of Markov Analysis and you’d realize that it’s not an end-all be-all but it has relevance and appropriateness and is far from drivel.   If you are especially adventurous you might want to look into the Markov Processes and Related Fields journal published through Moscow State University.   It has current international thinking from some of the greatest minds in Operations Research, Management Science and Complexity Theory – but it’s admittedly laden with a lot of the really dry statistics stuff that you and your buds seem to tag as drivel.
     Saint Markov A.

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    #128082

    beenthere Saint Markov A.
    Participant

    Darth, fear not, I am now completely won over again.   I won’t even jest that academic interdisciplinary programs are tantamount to special projects in industry – I’m sure there’s a time and a place for all endeavors.   And I’m very glad that you enjoyed yourself as you progressed in both your studies and your later teaching and consulting activities, having enjoyed myself over the years also.  
     
    Yours in the ongoing admiration for evil space villains that kept plugging along regardless of the directness of their paths to success – more than likely demonstratively plotted by a complex Markov Chain confounded by unnecessarily numerous and complex wait and queue points and a lot of really dry statistics. 
     Saint Markov A.

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    #128090

    Ken Feldman
    Participant

    beenthere aka Son of Vinny,
    Thank you for your continued admiration.

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    #128151

    Ø6 Sigma BB Coordinator
    Participant

    I am doing my Phd. thesis.
    My topic is ” Fusion Six Sigma for Quality and Performance Improvement in Organization.
    Please contact me : [email protected]
    We can exchange our information.

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    #128152

    Elmonte
    Participant

    That’s interesting, what do you mean by the title and in particular the use of the word “fusion?”    Where are you working on your PhD and how far along are you?     Is it a PhD or one of the related doctorates, e.g., EdD, DBA, etc.?   Does your school or country term it a Phd as you did versus a Ph.D. or PhD or was that a typo?   

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    #129046

    Sami
    Member

    Please contact kahwithammadi for more information.

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    #129545

    Ammar Mehdi
    Participant

    [email protected] and [email protected] is my email adress for coresspondance. thanks  for favorable response.

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    #135799

    Ammar Mehdi
    Participant

    Six Sigma/ Lean Six Sigma topic 

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    #135817

    Rajesh Mohandas
    Participant

    If your intention is to get a Dr. then can choose any topic that is available. But if you are really interested to contribute to the economy using the six sigma tools then the topic I suggest is….
    “STOCK MARKETS in INDIA” —- You may wish to take this as an oppertunity to understand how the stock markets can help the economy, small to large investor, trader, and look at the defects w.r.t IPO acclocation. You may wish to work on reducing the defects by placing a process that will Help SEBI, a common man and any investor to end up with a risk free investment stratagy.
    None in the history of six sigma has worked on this topic. I am sure this is not only interesting but also will be helpful for a wider calss of people.
    you may wish to touchbase with me incase any help required.
    Rajesh Mohandas

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