Connecting the Theoretical Framework to Your Quantitative Study

For your theoretical framework, you want to define your theory, along with any associated components, discuss what researchers have used the theory for, and connect it to your study. Defining the theory and discussing what researchers have used it for are relatively straightforward. However, people are usually a little more uncertain about what it means

Keeping Your Dissertation Focus

Now that the school year is starting back up, what are your dissertation goals for fall semester 2020? What habits will you engage to ensure a successful term? The main distractions that hold doctoral students back are lack of focus or motivation, uncooperative chairs or committee members, and lack of technical knowledge. This month, we

What is the difference between probability and non-probability sampling?

If you are conducting an original study for your dissertation research, you will need to choose a method of sampling to obtain your participants. Choosing an appropriate sampling method is important for both quantitative and qualitative studies. There are two general types of sampling methods: probability sampling and non-probability sampling. In this blog, we will

What is Triangulation in Qualitative Research?

Trustworthiness in Qualitative Research

The most common questions I receive have to do with trustworthiness in qualitative research, which refers to the accuracy of a research study, data, and findings. Most universities require a section on trustworthiness in qualitative research in your dissertation, either in Chapter 3, in Chapter 4, or in both. While there are different ways to

What is the Difference between Content Analysis and Thematic Analysis?

Your Theoretical Framework Should Not Be an Afterthought

Why would you conduct a linear regression?

Should I use a dependent samples t-test or repeated measures ANOVA?

Should I use an independent samples t-test or ANOVA?

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