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Fight Five Signs of Failing a Dissertation with our Surgical Service

Different people have different view about the reason behind the failure of candidates when it comes to dissertation writing. Some people are of the view that procrastination is one of the major reasons behind dissertation failure when students try to delay their dissertation until they come really very close to their deadline. Some are of the view that they focus on grades or other work but fail to recognize the significance of their dissertation whereas others are of the view that candidates aim too low and some aim too high and keep on waiting for the perfectionism. read...

Surviving your PhD

Well, Ph.D can be frustrating and exhausting at times, its nothing new. Whenever you feel like you are working in a loop on the same problem, without a way out, remember that these blocks are part of a Ph.D. In the 3, 5 years of your Ph.D, the time spent in the lab is usually from 9am to 9 pm. Some say that a Ph.D. costs you your life others say it’s just like any other job but any how you have to manage the time you really want to pour into your research. read...

Crawling out of the Doctoral Cocoon

During your Ph.D., you get help from your supervisor who gives you ideas on how to conduct your research, where to publish papers and which conferences to attend, but once you complete your Ph.D., you stand on your own feet. It is time to crawl out of your protective cocoon and safe zone and become an independent scholar with your own field of expertise and network. To reach this position, you have to become an active member in your research field by participating in the industry and intra-institutional projects and carry out research in related fields. Publishing your work in reputed journals and working as a reviewer for the journal in which you have published can be a good way to establish yourself as a renowned researcher in your field. read...

From A PhD Thesis To An Article – An Organised Process

In the modern times, it has become important to perform well academically. The supervisors at universities also expect their students to write articles that are either based on their PhD thesis or on any other subject. However, it is not always easy to write an article that is a part of your research degree course. Here are a few tips to convert your PhD thesis into an article. Why Publish? When you publish your research article, you are also paving way for your prospective career path. Perhaps you are interested in doing a postdoctoral degree course after this or maybe you are planning to teach. No matter what your ultimate goal is, you need to understand that it is a part and parcel of the academic programme or a prerequisite for graduation at many universities. read...

How to Design Your Questionnaire for Your Research

The objective of your questionnaire must be to get maximum information from your respondents with minimum questions. Your questionnaire will be an integral part of your research and it will eventually facilitate your analysis. Therefore, it is important to have a systematic and logical questionnaire design to get the best results in your study. Tips to design an effective questionnaire: Keep it short and interesting – Respondents generally prefer to answer short questionnaires. They tend to skip the long, monotonous or boring questions so you must ensure that the questions are crisp, to the point and interestingly framed. read...

Follow the Hourglass Structure for Research

I have often wondered about the ease with which several women manage to maintain an hourglass figure. Personally, I have tried to attain it a few times, but failed miserably. However, I did succeed in getting my research in shape and often advice scholars to adopt the hourglass structure for their scientific research projects. A research report prepared according to this design will always be more effective and complete. The characteristics of such a structure are as follows: read...

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