Setting the Foundation for Your Dissertation or Research

Learn to develop a research topic, theoretical foundation, academic writing and manage your research supervisors

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What you’ll learn

  • How to develop and write an effective and rewarding research topic..
  • Substantially increase the quality of your academic writing..
  • How to develop and write an evidence-based theoretical framework..

Course Content

  • Developing a Dissertation or Research Topic –> 3 lectures • 44min.
  • Early Dissertation Writing – Becoming a Quality Academic Writer –> 3 lectures • 1hr 49min.
  • Developing Your Theoretical Framework –> 3 lectures • 57min.
  • Bonus Content! –> 1 lecture • 47min.

Setting the Foundation for Your Dissertation or Research

Requirements

  • Basic understanding of the academic research process..

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About This Course

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One of the most challenging yet rewarding academic experiences that one can accomplish is earning a doctoral degree.  However, many doctoral students – especially those in fully or partial online programs – struggle with the early stages of developing their dissertation.

It is extremely important to plan your dissertation study with an end goal in mind because decisions that you make during these early stages can, and likely will, have an impact on later stages of your dissertation project.  This course is designed for students and professional researchers who are in the pre-proposal stage of their dissertation project.  This could mean that you will sometime soon formally begin to develop your study, or it could be that you have recently started your study but are still in the development stages.  However, the course is not limited to those who are in a doctoral program or who are conducting a dissertation project.  Others who will find the course to be helpful include undergraduate students, early career researchers, and those who wish to learn about the process of conducting and writing about rigorous research studies.

In addition to the technical skills, here is what you will get from the course:

* Develop more meaningful writing content

* Write with much improved academic quality

* Save time by doing your work correctly from the start

This course contains a great amount of detail and was designed to give you step-by-step examples for everything from determining your research topic to becoming a great academic writer that will surely impress your colleagues and committee.  With our lectures we also provide the PowerPoint slides and other very helpful supporting materials that you can download to use for your own dissertation or research project.

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