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    Phase 1:

    Starting to Design Your Doctoral Research

Automation© Link: Self Assess Your Doctoral Topic Ideas

Automations(c) or self assessment tools are sprinkled throughout phase 1 to help you understand and self evaluate whether you are hitting the mark for each major section of research design.  These tools are meant to help you evolve your ideas, so feel free to go back and change your written work as you go through the each tool.  That will help you improve your assessement.

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Using Aims and Objectives to Define Topics and Research Questions

Dissertation Help: Using Aims and Objectives

Doctoral candidates in Europe often start with prospectus that tells them to write their phd dissertation/thesis aims and objectives in their research - this is not a bad idea for everyone.  What do you want to learn about? Why? What good will it do your life? Career? The world?  This article offers dissertation help with those questions and how to use them to move into your research.

The scariest part of writing a dissertation may be starting the journey and trying to figure out what makes for good research topics and questions.

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Not Sure What to Write? Here Are Tips to Finding a Subject for Your Doctorate

A Phase 1 resource by Diarmuid Crowley,

Writing a doctorate on a particular topic can be difficult no matter what the subject is. No matter who you are, there will always be a case of writer’s block during the doctoral experience. An optimistic Mark Twain once said “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” However, one thing that is difficult for some doctoral students is selecting a topic to choose for their dissertation. So here are some useful tips to help make choosing a topic a lot easier.


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