What is a Histogram?

As a part of your data analysis in a quantitative study, you may be asked to present histograms of the variables in your data. A histogram is a visual representation of a variable’s distribution. More specifically, a histogram is a plot of the frequencies of a variable’s values. In other words, a histogram shows us

Theoretical Spotlight: Attachment Theory

Theoretical Spotlight blogs are basic introductions to theories researchers often use in social science research. As such, they include basic definitions of theories and discussion of their connections to research. They serve as starting points for considering theories that may be suited to your own research. This blog focuses on attachment theory. Attachment theory helps

Qualitative Methods Dissertation Consulting – Your Consultant as Copilot

You are exasperated. You are tired. You are at your wit’s end. All because of your dissertation. So, you get online, search for dissertation consulting, and now, here you are. I get it, and I am here to help. But I am not here to write your dissertation for you. Your dissertation is yours alone,

What to Expect in Dissertation Consulting

Dissertation consulting involves guiding you forward with your dissertation, providing expertise along the way, and helping you to address challenges. Dissertation consulting includes much more than editing, but, for ethical reasons, it also does not involve writing material for you. So, what does dissertation consulting entail and what should you expect? To answer these questions,

Tips for Academic Success in 2021

Happy New Year! A new year is here, offering us limitless possibilities in terms of what we can accomplish in just 365 days. As classes start back up, we’re taking time this month to go over our best tips to help you plan for a successful semester. Evaluate Your Workload If you’re already fretting over

Holiday Season Slump: 3 Tips for Finishing Your Semester Strong!

The semester is drawing to a close, festive season has commenced, but don’t check out just yet. This month we are focusing on the holiday season slump and what you can do to beat it and finish the semester strong! Stay Present & Organized Between holiday Zooms and breaks from school, staying present with school

Synthesizing Research in a Literature Review

One of the most common challenges I hear from students when writing the literature review is synthesizing research material. According to Merriam-Webster, synthesis refers to the composition or combination of parts or elements to form a whole. So, when you synthesize research on your topic, you should be bringing together elements of the research to

Qualitative Data Collection During a Global Pandemic

The use of technology for qualitative data collection was nothing new before the COVID-19 pandemic began. However, using technology like videoconferencing to conduct interviews and focus groups is now the norm, rather than the exception, and may be for some time. This blog provides some pointers for modifying your qualitative data collection in a pandemic.

Section 9 – RESULTS

The Quantitative Results Chapter includes confirming the correct analyses, conducting the actual analyses, and the write-up and explanation of the findings. You must conduct descriptive statistics on demographic and research variables (i.e., mean, standard deviation, frequency and percent as appropriate); Conduct analyses and assess assumptions to examine the research questions; and Assess the assumptions of

Section 8 – PPT: PROPOSAL 

Generally, the dissertation proposal consists of Chapters 1-3: the Introduction, the Literature Review, and the Methodology. More specifically, your dissertation proposal will need to show your committee that you have identified a purposeful and important dissertation study (part of the Introduction, Chapter 1), will fill a gap in the literature (part of the Literature Review,

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