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Day 64: Asking the Right Research Question

Last week I discussed how a train is the perfect metaphor for organizing research projects – and ultimately, what led me to complete my dissertation proposal. 391 more words

100 Day Challenge

Authoring a PhD Thesis: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Dissertation - Patrick Dunleavy

Part of the positive help that comes from exposing your text to a fairly wide range of commentators, from family or partners to supervisors, fellow students and wider seminar audiences, is that it can help counteract the development of disabling private standards of criticism.

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Day 63: The Train: A framework to organize research

Somehow, I managed to achieve one of my biggest goals of this year in June: I defended my dissertation proposal. I spent almost three years working towards this point. 284 more words

100 Day Challenge

How to design your doctoral research: concepts and methodologies (edited by Jon Swain)

When I first came to the Institute, I had the pleasure of supporting the students who were on the ‘Conceptualising and Designing Research’ (CDR) course which was compulsory for all doctoral students.   877 more words

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What are the main features that differentiate Qualitative research from Quantitative research?

With respect to ontology, epistemology, axiology, rhetoric, logic, generalizations and causal linkages, there exist differences between quantitative and qualitative research and both approaches have their inherent strengths and weaknesses (Onwuegbuzie & Leech, 2005). 625 more words

Nursing Research

you're so vague...

It is important when writing about research to be specific. And by writing about research I mean writing about methods in a journal article, writing methods in a thesis or journal article, writing about research design in a research bid. 650 more words

Pat Thomson