07
Mar

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How to Best Handle Unfavorable Committee Feedback

How to Best Handle Unfavorable Committee Feedback

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. (Epictetus, Ancient Greek philosopher) It is always reassuring and encouraging to receive positive and supportive feedback. It confirms that what you are doing is good and worthwhile. However, we are all sometimes faced with some more critical comments, and occasional constructive […]

08
Feb

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How to Structure Your Dissertation

How to Structure Your Dissertation

When starting a project (or embarking on a life journey), whenever possible, it is always good to start with the end in mind. This gives you a sense of direction and purpose, pulls you towards your goal and usually saves you time in the long run. This philosophy can also be applied to planning and […]

25
Jan

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What is a Dissertation?

What is a Dissertation?

A dissertation is the pinnacle of a doctoral student’s academic journey. The answer to ‘what is a dissertation?’ is not as easy as it sounds. A dissertation is a capstone assignment that marks the finish line for a doctoral student, and distinguishes them as a bona fide researcher. Students who have applied for a PhD […]

11
Jan

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3 Straightforward Methods for Analyzing Qualitative Interview Data

3 Straightforward Methods for Analyzing Qualitative Interview Data

To some qualitative data analysis may seem like a daunting task. Some quantitative researchers openly admit they would not know where to begin if given the job, and that the unfamiliar process scares them a bit. Unlike most quantitative methodologies, qualitative analysis does not follow a formula-like procedure that can be systematically and analytically applied. […]

14
Dec

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8 Things to Do to Breeze through Your IRB Process

8 Things to Do to Breeze through Your IRB Process

If you are conducting research with human subjects, you will most likely need to get the approval of your university’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) to conduct your research. This is an important part of your research process and requires time and preparation, as well as attention to detail. Your IRB’s role is to make sure […]

30
Nov

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Creative Strategies to Find Study Participants

Creative Strategies to Find Study Participants

Approaching and recruiting potential study participants can prove a challenging task for students, researchers and research groups. Your study idea might be very original and worthy, but it’s the participants that will make it all happen. So you need to make sure you find people that will be able to provide you with rich data […]

16
Nov

0
Five Tools to Help You Study Better

5 Tools to Help You Study Better

Time allocated to studying is often limited and there is almost always a lot of ground to cover. Therefore, tools that can help make you more efficient and productive come in handy. Some study techniques go hand in hand with technological advancements, while others rely on more traditional and well-seasoned methods that might appear low-key, […]

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