Thursday, August 30, 2007

I have just handed in my thesis draft I had completed most of my introduction, the background and theoretical considerations, the design section as well as references. Unfortunately my data is yet to arrive. SIRCA has had a problem with their computers and have had a problem processing it. It is constantly being delayed but I have been told it should hopefully arrive by late next week. In the meantime my Finance thesis supervisor will give me some data that will represent the data structure and code can be developed for this data. I have also done some research on the ASX for a bit of instututional detail that I will add in my section about the data used.

Monday, August 20, 2007

I have now re-written my literature review, introduction to hopefully flow better and have typed up my design and models to be used. I am still waiting on my data and will email my Finance supervisor today to see if he knows when it may arrive. As a result of the wait I made up a mock data set in excel which I believe will replicate a similar data structure to what I will receive. I have written code that will do all the data manipulations and form the models required on this mock data set. Hopefully this code can then be easily changed so it can be applied to the true data set once it arrives.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

I have now met with my Finance supervisor who has reviewed my draft introduction and literature review/background. My writing skills are not the best, as a result he told me that I should try to make it "flow better". I have been working on this. I am still waiting on my data which I'm told is currently being processed at CIRCA.