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  • Dr S Loretti 4:01 am on May 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    The Iterative Research Process 

    The ultimate key to a successful doctorate research lies in its ‘iterative’ process. The process involves returning to the research objectives, questions and methods over and over again while devising new ideas and improvements. A research is often considered to be a systematic process with stages occurring one-by-one, but it must be fluid and adaptable to change.

    It is often seen that post discussions with the supervisors and peers, the need for alterations in the research methodologies, or addition of a new research question or some other changes is projected. Throughout the process of dissertation writing, the study is re-examined from different perspectives which may call for a transformation of the research to a      different shape. To ensure a comprehensive approach to the research problem, it is essential to realize that the process of research is cyclical.

  • Dr S Loretti 4:00 am on May 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Need for Referencing 

    Referencing is a term followed in academia to acknowledge the ideas, theories, quotes and facts of other authors and academicians. The section for referencing demonstrates your efforts of reviewing relevant literatures and grasping background knowledge.

    The basic need for a scholar to refer sources lies with the following reasons:

    • To avoid the case of plagiarism
    • To credit the sources and authors whose research you have used for completing your study
    • To demonstrate and support your research in that specific domain
    • To provide authority for statements you have cited in your project.

    Referencing is an important part of your academic writing and cannot be sidelined.

    • Ron Weasley 11:08 am on June 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Universities set out guidelines for referencing chapter as well; it indeed holds importance in your dissertation.

    • Elizabeth B. White 5:09 am on September 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      If you want to avoid plagiarism then you must prepare it properly

  • Dr S Loretti 4:00 am on May 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Editing to make your report influential 

    Hoping to see your target audience read your research paper, the way you read reports written by others can be a fulfilling dream for you as an academic author. But for the accomplishment of this goal, just completion of your dissertation report is not enough. The existence of inconsistencies and writing flaws block the path of successful publishing of your paper.

    Editing is one of the outright significant factors that influence your research paper. Since your dissertation represents your knowledge towards a specific research domain, it is essential to check the content that goes in but without ignoring its presentation. Editing infuses a professional and formal look to your report, keeping your best foot forward in this competitive environment.

  • Dr S Loretti 3:58 am on May 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    What is a Research Hypothesis? 

    A statement of the expectation or probability of an event that is proposed to be tested through the study is called a Research Hypothesis. It is a suggested explanation for the observed or probable relationship among two or more variables under study. Hypotheses generally begin with a question that forms the research problem for every research project.

    A general question such as, “Will people be more economically productive individually if they are provided with basic eye care services?” is apt to be embarked through a research project but it cannot be categorized as a hypothesis. For turning it to be a research hypothesis, operationalizing the terms is important. By operationalization, we mean defining the abstract concepts in a measurable manner. For instance, the term ‘economically productive’ can be measurably defined by using the phrase ‘hours worked per week’ or ‘quantity produced per day’. Depending upon how terms are defined, the results vary widely; so the researcher must critically decide the terms while formulating a hypothesis.

  • Dr S Loretti 3:57 am on May 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Common Errors in Proposal Writing 

    Most students fail to understand the underlying purpose and significance of a research proposal. A research would be sought to be good only if its proposal reaches the deemed level of quality.

    Following are some common mistakes that research candidates make while preparing for proposal writing:

    • Improper use of context to frame the research question
    • Inability to define the boundary limits for research
    • Failure to cite suitable literatures
    • Inaccurate presentation of empirical contributions by other researchers
    • Diversion from the research question
    • Inappropriate detailing on major issues and arguments
    • Absence of clearly defines directions
    • Lapse in source citation and references
    • Failing to abide by the writing style guidelines
    • Sloppy writing
    • Fidel N. Cooney 6:42 am on August 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Inaccurate presentation is what I’m struggling with these days.

    • Teresa J. Mann 5:07 am on September 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hey just came across this at thr right time. Will surely cross check my proposal with these tips.

  • Dr S Loretti 3:56 am on May 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Summarizing Data using Histograms 

    A histogram is a data representation format which makes use of bar graphs to describe the frequency of occurrence of the event being studied. It also represents necessary and relevant basic information about the data classes such as the data spread, shape and skewness.

    Histograms serve as one of the best ways to represent data in a summarized form. Being fairly easy to construct than other forms of representative charts, histogram generated results are also slightly more interesting than the table-format display of the data. These types of charts are significant for assessing current situation and for devising ways to improve the same. Even after executing the improvement methods, histograms can be created to study the impact of the methods applied.

    While making use of descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation, chi square, kurtosis and others, the histograms can be significantly interpreted to judge the normality of data distribution.

    • Alex 11:25 am on June 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Not just easy to prepare, they are the most appropriate for summarizing quantitative data.

      • Joel 9:54 am on September 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Right Alex they are one of the most relevant and easy way to encapsulate the quantitative data.

    • John R. Rooks 6:29 am on August 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Histograms are best to be used when your data can be described by the use of not more than 2 variables.

    • Vincent A. Solis 5:04 am on September 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      It is really easy to present data through histograms.

  • Dr S Loretti 6:16 am on May 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    www.discussyourdissertation.com And Its Academic Importance 

    The website, Discussyourdissertation.com was started by Professor Melissa Richins. She began the website to assist students pursuing their master’s courses. These students face obstacles while writing dissertations and are also affected by the high stress levels. Melissa had gone into the details of their problems and came up with this website for the United States.

    The portal is a meeting dais for all students facing problems during dissertation writing. The students here tell their problems to each other and get their doubts clarified. The website also facilitates the easy share of data by numerical examiners and investigative specialists. They offer precious advice to the students. There are various data updates on the site that enhance the latter’s level of understanding and self-belief.


  • Dr S Loretti 4:03 am on May 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Brief about Descriptive Statistics 

    Descriptive Statistics, as its name, describes the data through statistical techniques. Used mainly to present quantitative descriptions, it is not applied to draw conclusions, but to study a single variable at a time. They are aimed to determine the central tendency of a variable, which measures the average value of a participant in the study. It can also be used to evaluate the distribution of the scores, or the range that outlines the scores of the study. Researchers can use descriptive statistics to describe the frequency of occurrence of certain responses, along with the reasoning of its emergence.

    • Carol Chandler 11:14 am on June 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      My research paper can be entailed under Descriptive statistics since the objective is to discover the impact of growing industrialization on nature.

  • Dr S Loretti 4:01 am on May 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    An effective research question 

    Dissertation must be thought of as an arguable question than simply a topic. The question, in conjunction with your research approach will define the structure for your study and the choice of data to be evaluated.

    An appropriate research question should:

    • Be of intellectual interest to the target readers.
    • Address a relevant problem
    • Be realistic in terms of operations and experiments to be conducted
    • Substantiate with original documents
    • Be clearly stated and simple to understand
    • Be unique and new to the scope of study

    Be interesting and captivating to the readers

  • Dr S Loretti 4:03 am on May 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    The Ultimate Goal of a Research 

    Research papers are prepared with two major objectives- One, to contribute to the existing knowledge community in a particular field of study. The previously published studies are often reviewed by scholars, government officials, corporate professionals and other academic authors for gaining information and employing that for progressive research.

    The second major objective of research lies with the author’s end- to showcase this scientific piece of writing in impact factor academic journal. Publishing the research project is a challenging yet rewarding experience for research writers. Paper publication also provides an opportunity for readers to pursue unique and in-depth study about a research topic.

    • robert maxey 11:20 am on June 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Rightly said, Dr Loretti

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