How to Research your Dissertation in a Proper Way

Writing a dissertation can be a tedious task, especially if you are looking forward to continuing your education. Choosing a great topic with enough information, but not so that the topic has too much information, is the key to writing a great dissertation for continuing education. To pick the perfect topic, it takes a little research to ensure there is enough credible information without having an overwhelming amount of information.

Where to Start

Start by brainstorming some ideas, this will give you the direction to go and a general ideas of what information to research. Once you have done that, start looking at the amount of credible information on each topic. This will break the topics down to Yes or No categories. Take the yes category and go with the one that draws your attention the most. Now you have your topic and it is time to really research the information for your dissertation.

Creating good research habits

  • Make a research schedule or planner
  • Use keywords
  • Skim for Keywords
  • Scan for keywords or phrases
  • Make notes
    • Make sure to include what resource you got the notes from
  • Compare notes

Using good research habits

You know you are working on a dissertation and that means you have to make a schedule, or planner, on when you will commit to it. Carry a book along to write down your ideas, this will help develop keywords. Once a good source is found, skim the bibliographies for other sources. Skimming means you only read headings, titles, and subtitles. This will give you an idea of where to look. Scan your resources for material that can be used in your dissertation and make notes, include the resource the notes came from. Last, compare your notes from each source. Find the similarities and differences. This will help create a strong dissertation. The next step is to start putting the pieces together in your dissertation.

Writing a dissertation can be complicated if you do not have good research habits. Using the list above, you can easily find the information you need to create a good, strong dissertation.

Using a schedule will help manage your time making it easier to accomplish writing a dissertation on time. When an idea pops into your head, jot it down in a small book. Use this list above and you will find research for your dissertation will be much easier.