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  • You are in Phase 1 Category

    Phase 1:

    Starting to Design Your Doctoral Research


Phase 1 Map

1.1.1 Understanding of the Dissertation/Thesis Process

1.1.2 Examples of Dissertations/ Theses Downloaded

1.2.1 Have You Defined Topics of Interest?

1.2.2 & 1.2.3 Five Relevant Authors Found & Refined Areas Become Promising Topics

1.2.4 Have You Evaluated Your Topics of Interest?

1.3.1 Bridging Topics and Methods - Fifteen Relevant research studies registered

1.3.2 &1.3.3 Thirty Relevant Research Studies Registered & Gaps of Research Identified

1.3.4 Have You Identified A Problem as a Center For Your Research?

1.3.5 Possible Research Methods Identified

1.4.1 & 1.4.2 Have You Selected Your Research Problem & Written Your Problem Statement?

1.4.3 & 1.4.4 Have You Selected Your Purpose, Research Questions and Objectives?

1.4.5 Main Theories that Explain Problem Selected

1.4.6 Research Design Chosen / Automation Done

1.5 Have You Developed Your Theoretical Base?

1.6.1 & 1.6.2 Fine Tuning Your Design / Involved Variables Identified / Hypotheses Developed

1.6.1 & 1.6.2 Fine Tuning Your Design / Involved Variables Identified / Hypotheses Developed

1.6.3 & 1.6.4 Have You Settled Your Size?Scope Population & Sample?

1.6.5 & 1.6.6 Instruments Selected / Data Analysis Methods Selected

1.6.7 Have You Established the Reliability & Validity of Your Study?

Congrats... You Are Ready to Go On to Phase 2

Congrats... You Are Ready to Go On to Phase 2


Doctoral Milestone Checklist

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You need to be able to measure your progress on small and major milestones, as this is the key to both maintaining a pace towards graduation and creating postive communication with your supervisor.

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What Makes a Dissertation or Thesis?

There are many places within the process of writing a research dissertation in which students fall into confusion. Each one of them prohibits doctoral students from finishing early. Dissertation writing services will tell you that many people come to them with dissertation ideas that they have been unable to develop into a solid or defensible proposal. It is necessary then, to start on the journey by uncovering the distinctions between research on the topic and the scientific research model on which the three chapter dissertation, or thesis, is based.

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