Statistics adds stamp of credibility to your research!

Statistics could be defined as the science of collecting, analyzing and getting inference from the data. In general, statistics is used by researchers in many fields to organise, analyse, and summarise data. Once upon a time, it was limited in its usage as a useful branch of mathematics. However, later on, it expanded its utility for researchers also and is now being used by them for accessing right data. These…

August 31, 2015

Sampling simplifies research

Sampling and research share a symbiotic relation. If a research has to be supported with strong numbers, sampling has to come into existence and when there is sampling being done, it has to be researched-based. So, two of them need to be together to fulfill the major role of finding right numbers for right conclusion in research.  Here are a few reasons why sampling is important in research: Sampling serves…

August 27, 2015

Should You Hire a Professional for Analyzing Your Research Data?

It can be a typical task at times to handle the overwhelming amount of data you have collected through your intensive research. At such times, it is very important that you hold effective knowledge of statistical tools, techniques and software in order to analyze your data properly. However, many research students may not hold this knowledge or may simply be aware of the basic statistics. They may also be facing…

July 20, 2015

What Your Proposal Needs to Have

In the process of completing a PhD, you are required to write a dissertation. Writing the dissertation is one of the biggest challenges that you may come across in the path to getting your doctorate. This is the reason why you must concentrate on every part of the dissertation with the highest level of concentration and expertise. One of the important sections of a dissertation is the proposal. This is…

June 18, 2015

How to Make Your PhD Dissertation 100% Original

Originality holds the utmost place in writing and documentation. When we talk about a PhD dissertation, it becomes even more critical to maintain complete originality and authenticity in terms of content writing. Here are some pointers that can help you achieve 100% originality in your work. Credit your reference sources When you refer any content source and pick up even a small quote, make sure that you do not include…

May 13, 2015

Tips on Performing Multiple Reviews of Your PhD Dissertation

Preparing the draft of your doctoral dissertation is not the end of your documentation process. It is also very important to focus on improving the quality of your content. For this purpose, it is necessary that you review your work not once, but a few more times. Multiple reviews can ensure to give you a well-drafted dissertation that is free of all types of linguistic, stylistic and formatting errors. Here…

April 22, 2015

Go Stepwise to Write an Effective Discussion Chapter

The Discussion chapter in your dissertation is a critical part of it, as it carries a lot of weightage during the evaluation procedure. You not only interpret the findings of your research in this chapter, but also present your opinions and inform readers about the implications of your study. This chapter answers all those questions that you had asked in the Introduction chapter. Since it links all other chapters of…

March 23, 2015

The Curious Case of Case Studies

I have often tried to go through expansive data tables; I find them intriguing, but cannot make much progress understanding them. Finally, I end up skipping the data and moving to the results section or conclusion in a research paper or article. This brings to mind the efficacy of case studies vis. a vis. statistical data and its analysis. As a person involved in the perusal and development of education…

February 19, 2015

To quote, or to paraphrase, that is the question

When you are writing the literature review chapter of your PhD dissertation, you will confront this question several times. Since you will be using the works of other authors to build a base for your study, you will need to frequently refer to what they have said about the concerned issue. Ideally, there must be a balance between quoting verbatim and paraphrasing. The former will present the exact words of…

January 12, 2015

Deciphering the PhD process

We all know that PhD stands for doctor of philosophy; however, there can be another interpretation of the term PhD. It is a journey that starts with proposal (P), followed by lots of hard work (h) and ends with your final dissertation (D). Moving from proposal to dissertation is a process that can take a few months or a few years. Here is a sneak peek at the three stages…

January 10, 2015