Dissertation Toolbox Free Resources

Data Analysis Plan Templates

These templates and free resources are real time savers.  Quantitative and qualitative data analysis plan templates are based on your selected analysis.  You can use these templates to develop the data analysis section of your dissertation or research proposal.  The quantitative templates include research questions formats stated in statistical language, analysis justification and assumptions of the analysis.

Sample Size / Power Analysis Calculation and Narrative Write-up

The Sample Size/Power Analysis Calculator is a tool for those struggling with a power analysis. Simply identify the statistical test to be conducted and the calculator will calculate your sample size for a power of .80 of an alpha of .05 for small, medium and large effect sizes.  The sample size/power analysis calculator then presents the calculation in a write-up with references.  This write-up can easily be integrated in your dissertation or theses document.  This write-up also includes qualitative sample size calculation and write-up too!

Dissertation/Thesis Template (24 Pages)

The Dissertation/Thesis Template is a 24-page outline that lays out the critical components of a dissertation with detailed descriptions of these sections to help students understand how to draft each chapter.  The template is written to comply with most university compliance requirements. The template includes: hyper-linked table of contents, page numbering, average word count per section, thorough chapter guides, APA 6th edition formatting, automatic bookmarks (clickable to section), and definition of terms.

Interactive Dissertation Timeline

The Interactive Dissertation Timeline can be used in planning the dissertation development process.  This information has been generated from over 20 years of experience in assisting Ph.D. candidates with their dissertations.  Also included is a detailed description of each major stage of the dissertation development and professional suggestions on how to best complete them in a timely manner.

Sample Size Calculator for Populations

Sample Size calculator determines the number of participants required given a particular confidence interval.  (Note: Most dissertations and theses use power analysis).

Kappa Calculator

The Statistics Solutions’ Kappa Calculator is a tool used to assess the inter-rater reliability of two raters on a target.  In this simple to use calculator, you enter in the frequency of agreements and disagreements between the raters, and the kappa calculator calculates your kappa coefficient.  The calculator reference helps you qualitatively describe the level of agreement.

Statistics Solutions SPSS Manual

This manual demonstrates how to conduct and interpret the most common statistical analyses used in dissertations and theses complete with screen shots and syntax.


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