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7 Secrets to Completing a Dissertation in 1 Year

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Based on his 21 years of dissertation consulting experience, Dr. Lani has compiled 7 secrets to assist you in completing your dissertation in just 1 year!

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Based on his 21 years of dissertation consulting experience, Dr. Lani has compiled 7 secrets to assist you in completing your dissertation in just 1 year!

SSP is now Intellectus Statistics Software. Intellectus Statistics™ software primarily serves the academic and research communities as a powerful statistical package that can be purchased via four distinct cloud based subscriptions. Learn more here: http://www.statisticssolutions.com/buy-intellectus/

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7 Secrets to Completing a Dissertation in 1 Year

  1. 1. 7 Secrets to Completing a Dissertation in 1 Year
  2. 2. Stimulus Response Freedom to Choose Self- awareness Imagination Conscience Independent Will
  3. 3. Start with the research questions and hypotheses Research questions are the keystone and establish the whole project. They set-up your methodological approach, theoretical constructs, participants and sampling frame, and data collection procedures. 1
  4. 4. Research Questions • Differences • Relationships • Prediction • Other models: Time Series, SEM, HLM • Developing theory or examining lived experiences
  5. 5. Methodology is the blueprint of a your dissertation bridge Gather all of the plans for your study, then imagine you can give your methods chapter to your next door neighbor who knows nothing about your research; can they now replicate your study? All Science is based on the ability to replicate findings, and a clear methods chapter is the instruction manual for others to replicate your study. Develop the participants, instruments, and procedures sections – if you don’t have these, you don’t have a study. 2
  6. 6. Consider participant recruitment and data collection very early on What are the potential implications (read “roadblocks”) when submitting your proposal to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) if you are planning to interview vulnerable participants? Do you think they may be cautious in approving your application? Of course they will! As an institution they are opening themselves up to potential liability. 3
  7. 7. Finding a good reference librarian is worth it’s weight in gold Find a reference librarian to identify relevant articles and learn how to summarize peer- reviewed articles for literature review and examine them closely for possible research questions and methodological approaches. 4 Literature Review More than just reviewing a literature, you’re building an argument.
  8. 8. Hire a statistician, qualitative researcher and APA editor The fact is we’ve been through the process a thousand times. Student’s time is better spent on thinking through the implications of their findings rather than working through the nuances of statistical analyses to generate accurate results. We know which assumptions can be violated while retaining trustworthy results. 5
  9. 9. Statistics Solutions Pro software is available to complete your stats in 15 minutes Visit www.StatisticsSolutionsPro.com for a free trial
  10. 10. Plan Appropriately Expect revisions from your chair, readers, and the IRB, and plan for them. For example, my advisor put a 3x-4x multiplier on the original timeline to complete a research project. 6 Ask for written feedback
  11. 11. Relax It’s a challenging time during this process, but to be creative and to think well, you need to stay calm. It helps to maintain a strong vision of you completing your dissertation. Stay in balance in your life, and keep your attitude positive. 7
  12. 12. Remember it’s a new experience. It’s an independent project. Circle of Concern Circle of Influence
  13. 13. Answers Questions &
  14. 14. Join us August 30th in Atlanta, Ga Dissertation Workshop: Completing Your Dissertation in 1 Year Call 877-437-8622 to register $399 $299 before July 1st

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