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Choosing a Topic for Your Dissertation or Thesis

If you have ever wanted to bang your head against a table while struggling to find a topic for your project, don’t worry: you have company. Sometimes it feels like winning the lottery is simpler than finding the right topic. But although difficult, it’s not impossible and we have some advice for anyone struggling to […]

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Is a Doctorate Degree the Right Fit for You?

Chances are if you have been pursuing any form of higher education, someone has advised you to consider completing your doctorate. After all, the thought of having the title ‘Dr’ attached to your name and the lucrative prospects after your course finishes are definitely appealing. But as any PhD student will tell you, obtaining a […]

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Procrastination: The Bane of Researchers Part 2

Procrastination’s negative effect The procrastination trap is not just restricted to students, says Ferrari in his Still Procrastinating: The No Regret Guide to Getting It Done. It affects nearly 20% of working adults, too. Such procrastinators do not procrastinate occasionally, it’s a lifestyle issue. They default on their bills, start working on projects only when […]

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Procrastination: The Bane of Researchers Part 1

It’s Monday morning, and the clock ticks away steadily. Satya is working furiously towards the completion of an assignment to be submitted by the deadline of three o’clock, all the while looking at the clock and vociferously cursing himself for delaying the work. How did this take place?Where did Satya goof up?Why did he lose […]

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Are you experiencing the writer’s block?

Writing is an important part of researchers’ life as they spend a great deal of time in their academic careers writing essays, research papers, assignments or thesis. People who set foot in the field of academic research, or for that matter, anyone who attempts to articulate ideas through the written word, encounter the writer’s block […]

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How serious is the act of plagiarism?

When you submit academic content for evaluation or publishing, it needs to be an original representation of your thoughts and efforts. This does not mean that you cannot be inspired by other’s research, it means that you need to provide credit where it is due.  When you present someone else’s thoughts and ideas as your […]

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Variables used in Statistics and their types

When running a statistical analysis, it is very likely that you will stumble across terms like ‘ordinal variable’ or ‘nominal variable’. While many of us have a basic idea of what the different types of variables are, the nomenclature can get confusing. Before embarking on your research journey, selecting your statistical tools and collecting your […]

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Statistical Tools and when to use them?

Selecting the appropriate statistical tools (eg. Correlation, Regression) for the data you have collected can be a complicated task. However, once you understand the nature of your data, the way you wish to present it and the type of results that you require, selection of the tests that you need for the analysis is fairly […]

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Tips for Successfully Completing your PhD – Part 3

Tips for successfully completing your PhD – Part 3 In the third post of this trilogy, I am going to talk about a few more things to keep in mind while completing your PhD. 1. Criticism  Just like people have different opinions about politics, people will disagree with you about your research. Don’t get discouraged […]

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Tips for Successfully Completing your PhD – Part 2

Tips for Successfully Completing your PhD – Part 2 Now, I’m going to talk about one of the crucial aspects of a PhD student’s life, a supervisor. Supervisors help guide students through their PhD journey, helping students in many ways. They can provide advice, help you access labs and equipment, help you network and provide […]