Off the top of my head, I think each one of the seven interviewees has talked about the "risk" of presenting work multimodally. In some instances they specifically talked about there being a perceived (and sometimes real) risk of taking a multimodal approach to high stakes assessment. And perhaps most significantly from a personal of view, there have been a few occasions where the riskiness of the multimodal dissertation has been discussed.
Hmmm. This isn't encouraging. If the tutors responsible for marking dissertation on the MSc programme are talking about it being problematic - and they were necessarily just talking about a student-based sense of trepidation - maybe I should heed the warnings. Is now the time to take risks or do I lose a bit of face and opt for a more conservative, less interesting approach?
I think a key point here - and it merits being put in bold type - is that I should only opt for multimodal dissemination if it can be realised effectively. Considering the topic of my research, it really wouldn't look good if my own dissertation failed to put into practice some of the lessons taught or learned during the exercise.