## Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow, in 1943, wrote a paper that addressed human motivation that became “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.” The five stages are Physiological needs, Safety needs, Esteem, Self-actualization, and Self-transcendence. While most of us in the US have our physiological needs met (e.g., food, water, shelter), safety needs may not be so obvious a deficit. By safety

## Complete Dissertation – We’ve Re-branded!

We are rebranding Statistics Solutions as “Complete Dissertation by Statistics Solutions.” While our company has always been a full-service dissertation editing company for both quantitative and qualitative dissertations, the Statistics name was a bit confusing for those doing qualitative research, and those of you looking for assistance with chapters 1,2,3, and 5 of your dissertation. To

## Student Loan Debt

Business Insider reported that student loan debt in America is $1,400,000,000,000 – that’s a lot of zeros –$1.4 trillion. Let’s talk about your time and interest payments. If a borrower is a graduate or professional, the subsidized federal Stafford loan rate is 6.8%. Let’s look at two repayment scenarios. (Common) Scenario 1:  You borrow $50,000 at 6.8% Business Insider reported that student loan debt in America is$1,400,000,000,000—that’s a lot of zeros–$1.4 trillion. Let’s talk about your time and interest payments. If a borrower is a graduate or professional, the subsidized federal Stafford loan rate is 6.8%. Let’s look at two repayment scenarios. (Common) Scenario 1: You borrow$50,000 at 6.8% for

## Our Expertise, Your PhD Degree

(Image belongs to Jorge Cham @ www.phdcomics.com) In this newsletter, I want to remind those of you still working on your dissertation what Statistics Solutions can do to assist you to complete your dissertation. As the cartoon describes, time ticks by, and sometimes the faculty don’t quite help as much as we’d like. Our

## Picture Success

I speak with lots of doctorate students every day from around the Country. They are often stuck, frustrated, and their optimism waning. What happened to their enthusiasm towards their degree that they had when they started this process? Where is the bright light that was in their eyes? Their shoulders that were straight and relaxed are now hunched and

## The Prospectus Blues and Burnout

Many students I speak with say something like, “I made straight A’s in my courses, so why can’t I get my prospectus approved?”  It’s a common, and frustrating, circumstance. One reason is that classes are time-limited, you have colleagues to help, and you have one instructor. The dissertation process is just the opposite. There is

## Pride, Ethics, Trust, Too Early, and Money: What Stops You from Getting Support?

Recently, a prospective client told me he was not prepped for his comps, and sure enough, just 2 of 15 in his cohort (13%) passed their comps. I then asked if he was prepped for his dissertation. Nope. Well one doesn’t have to be a student of history to know how this story turns out.