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Major Dissertation Research Methods

Many students are cautioned to choose their research methods wisely, and also to let the literature be their guide. But for a hopeful doctoral candidate this doesn’t give much direction as to how to go about doing the actual research.

There are probably as many research methods as there are people wanting to write about research methods, but despite that fact there are some tried and true strategies that you can use when starting your research. One piece of advice – consult with your advisor about your choice of research method before you begin.

Research methods involving the gathering of data

The gathering of data for your dissertation is one of the main objectives of the research process. A few ways in which you may gather data are as follows:

Reading through these 4 dissertation research methods above probably shows you how important it is to consult with your advisor as to which method would be more effective or more applicable to your dissertation topic.