Monthly Archives: September 2013

How To Delay Your Graduation Date

Your topic selection and problem statement can play a role in how long it takes to complete your dissertation process. Passion is crucial for writing a dissertation and the driving force behind perseverance through the literature review.   A PLOS … Continue reading

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Researching Unicorns?

Researching whether a unicorn exists requires not the research of the unicorn, but a definition of existence.   You can read about it in Philosophy textbooks and journals.  It is a rabbit hole that I could not navigate even if there … Continue reading

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7 Weird Dissertation Topics: How Do You Stack Up?

In completing my literature review, I noticed that there is not a single study identical to my topic. I began to wonder if my study is weird.  Turns out my research is positively mundane compared to these truly creative dissertation … Continue reading

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Getting People To Respond To Your Survey: 4+1

John Creswell recommends four steps in the Research Design text.  I offer one more that surprised me as I put together my survey list. Assuming this is a mail-out or emailed survey, first send a short note in advance to … Continue reading

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