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3 STRUGGLES You’ll Face During Your Research Journey
3 STRUGGLES You’ll Face During Your Research Journey

🎙️ The 3 STRUGGLES You're Bound To Face (And how to deal with them...) By: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | April 2024Writing a dissertation or thesis is no small task. The academic research journey is one filled with trials and tribulations, especially...

Considering A PhD? Here Are 3 Things You Should Know
Considering A PhD? Here Are 3 Things You Should Know

🎙️ 3 Harsh Realities About Doing A PhDBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (Phd) | March 2024Undertaking a PhD or any doctoral-level program is no small task. In this episode of the Grad Coach Podcast, Dr Ethar shares three things he wishes he had known about the...

How To Choose A Research Topic: 5 Key Criteria
How To Choose A Research Topic: 5 Key Criteria

How To Choose A Research Topic Step-By-Step Tutorial With Examples + Free Topic EvaluatorBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewer: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | April 2024Choosing the right research topic is likely the most important decision you'll make on your dissertation...

Writing A Research Proposal: 4 Hacks To Fast-Track The Process
Writing A Research Proposal: 4 Hacks To Fast-Track The Process

🎙️ PODCAST: Writing A Research Proposal 4 Time-Saving Tips To Fast-Track Your ProposalBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (Phd) | March 2024Crafting a well-thought-out research proposal is essential for gaining approval and setting a clear path for your research...

How To Write A Research Paper (Video Tutorial)
How To Write A Research Paper (Video Tutorial)

How To Write A Research Paper Step-By-Step Tutorial With Examples + FREE TemplateBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewer: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | March 2024For many students, crafting a strong research paper from scratch can feel like a daunting task - and rightly so!...

Master Your Methodology: 4 Hacks To Fast-Track The Process
Master Your Methodology: 4 Hacks To Fast-Track The Process

🎙️ PODCAST: Master The Methodology 4 Tips To Ensure Your Methodology Is Perfectly On PointBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | Feb 2024Find yourself lost in a sea of complex terms and unsure where to begin? Fear not. In this episode of the Grad Coach...

How To Reference In Microsoft Word (Video Tutorial)
How To Reference In Microsoft Word (Video Tutorial)

How To Reference In Microsoft Word Step-By-Step Video Tutorial With ExamplesBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewer: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | March 2024In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to use Microsoft Word's referencing function for in-text citations and...

Writing A Literature Review: 4 Time-Saving Hacks
Writing A Literature Review: 4 Time-Saving Hacks

🎙️ PODCAST: Ace The Literature Review 4 Time-Saving Tips To Fast-Track Your Literature ReviewBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | Feb 2024Writing a literature review can be a daunting task for many students, but fear not! In this episode of the Grad Coach...

Research Topics & Ideas: Automation & Robotics
Research Topics & Ideas: Automation & Robotics

Research Topics & Ideas: Robotics 50 Topic Ideas To Kickstart Your Research ProjectIf you're just starting out exploring robotics and/or automation-related topics for your dissertation, thesis or research project, you've come to the right place. In this post,...

Research Topics & Ideas: Sociology
Research Topics & Ideas: Sociology

Research Topics & Ideas: Sociology 50 Topic Ideas To Kickstart Your Research ProjectIf you're just starting out exploring sociology-related topics for your dissertation, thesis or research project, you've come to the right place. In this post, we'll help kickstart...

Research Topics & Ideas: Public Health & Epidemiology
Research Topics & Ideas: Public Health & Epidemiology

Research Topics & Ideas: Public Health 50 Topic Ideas To Kickstart Your Research ProjectIf you're just starting out exploring public health and/or epidemiology-related topics for your dissertation, thesis or research project, you've come to the right place. In...

Research Topics & Ideas: Neuroscience
Research Topics & Ideas: Neuroscience

Research Topics & Ideas: Neuroscience 50 Topic Ideas To Kickstart Your Research ProjectIf you're just starting out exploring neuroscience-related topics for your dissertation, thesis or research project, you've come to the right place. In this post, we'll help...

Research Topics & Ideas: Journalism
Research Topics & Ideas: Journalism

Research Topics & Ideas: Journalism 50 Topic Ideas To Kickstart Your Research ProjectIf you're just starting out exploring journalism-related topics for your dissertation, thesis or research project, you've come to the right place. In this post, we'll help...

Research Topics & Ideas: Data Science & Analytics
Research Topics & Ideas: Data Science & Analytics

Research Topics & Ideas: Data Science 50 Topic Ideas To Kickstart Your Research ProjectIf you're just starting out exploring data science-related topics for your dissertation, thesis or research project, you've come to the right place. In this post, we'll help...

Research Topics & Ideas: Cybersecurity
Research Topics & Ideas: Cybersecurity

Research Topics & Ideas: Cybersecurity 50 Topic Ideas To Kickstart Your ResearchIf you're just starting out exploring cybersecurity-related topics for your dissertation, thesis or research project, you've come to the right place. In this post, we'll help kickstart...

Research Topics & Ideas: Communication
Research Topics & Ideas: Communication

Research Topics & Ideas: Communication 50 Topic Ideas To Kickstart Your ResearchIf you're just starting out exploring communication-related topics for your dissertation, thesis or research project, you've come to the right place. In this post, we'll help kickstart...

Research Topics & Ideas: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
Research Topics & Ideas: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Research Topics & Ideas Blockchain & CryptocurrencyIf you're just starting out exploring blockchain-related topics for your dissertation, thesis or research project, you've come to the right place. In this post, we'll help kickstart your research by providing...

Research Topics & Ideas: Biotech & Genetic Engineering
Research Topics & Ideas: Biotech & Genetic Engineering

Research Topics & Ideas Biotechnology and Genetic EngineeringIf you're just starting out exploring biotechnology-related topics for your dissertation, thesis or research project, you've come to the right place. In this post, we'll help kickstart your research...

Research Topics & Ideas: AI & Machine Learning
Research Topics & Ideas: AI & Machine Learning

Research Topics & Ideas Artifical Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)If you're just starting out exploring AI-related research topics for your dissertation, thesis or research project, you've come to the right place. In this post, we'll help kickstart your...

Acknowledgements 101: How To Write The Section
Acknowledgements 101: How To Write The Section

The Acknowledgements Section How to write the acknowledgements for your thesis or dissertationBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewers: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | January 2024Writing the acknowledgements section of your thesis might seem straightforward, but it's more than just...

Free Download: Statistics Cheatsheet
Free Download: Statistics Cheatsheet

Free Download 📥 Statistics CheatsheetFeeling a bit overwhelmed by the all the complex terminology within the daunting world of statistics? Our free statistics cheatsheet makes it all a little easier by providing a plain-language overview of the key terminology and...

Inferential Statistics 101: Simple Explainer (With Examples)
Inferential Statistics 101: Simple Explainer (With Examples)

Quant Analysis 101: Inferential Statistics Everything You Need To Get Started (With Examples)By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewers: Kerryn Warren (PhD) | October 2023If you’re new to quantitative data analysis, one of the many terms you’re likely to hear being thrown...

Research Question 101: Everything You Need To Know
Research Question 101: Everything You Need To Know

Research Question 101 📖 Everything you need to know to write a high-quality research questionBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewed By: Dr. Eunice Rautenbach | October 2023If you’ve landed on this page, you’re probably asking yourself, “What is a research question?”. Well,...

Research Question Examples: The Perfect Starting Point
Research Question Examples: The Perfect Starting Point

Research Question Examples 🧑🏻‍🏫 25+ Practical Examples & Ideas To Help You Get Started By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | October 2023A well-crafted research question (or set of questions) sets the stage for a robust study and meaningful insights.  But, if you're new to...

Research Topics & Ideas: Mental Health
Research Topics & Ideas: Mental Health

Research Topics & Ideas: Mental Health 100+ Mental Health Research Topic Ideas To Fast-Track Your ProjectIf you're just starting out exploring mental health topics for your dissertation, thesis or research project, you've come to the right place. In this post,...

Research Topics & Ideas: Finance
Research Topics & Ideas: Finance

Research Topics & Ideas: Finance 120+ Finance Research Topic Ideas To Fast-Track Your ProjectIf you're just starting out exploring potential research topics for your finance-related dissertation, thesis or research project, you've come to the right place. In this...

Descriptive Statistics 101: Simple Explainer (With Examples)
Descriptive Statistics 101: Simple Explainer (With Examples)

Quant Analysis 101: Descriptive Statistics Everything You Need To Get Started (With Examples)By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewers: Kerryn Warren (PhD) | October 2023If you’re new to quantitative data analysis, one of the first terms you’re likely to hear being thrown...

AI Research Tools: Hype Or Help?
AI Research Tools: Hype Or Help?

AI Research Tools: Hype Or Help? It's time for a balanced discussionBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewers: Kerryn Warren (PhD), David Phair (PhD) | October 2023There’s a lot of talk about AI research tools at the moment. If the YouTubers, the bloggers and the broader...

Validity & Reliability: Explained Simply
Validity & Reliability: Explained Simply

Validity & Reliability In Research A Plain-Language Explanation (With Examples)By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewer: Kerryn Warren (PhD) | September 2023Validity and reliability are two related but distinctly different concepts within research. Understanding...

Literature Synthesis 101: How To Synthesise The Literature
Literature Synthesis 101: How To Synthesise The Literature

Literature Syntheis 101 How To Synthesise The Existing Research (With Examples)By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewer: Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) | August 2023One of the most common mistakes that students make when writing a literature review is that they err on the...

The Essential Components of a Literature Review
The Essential Components of a Literature Review

Literature Review: 3 Essential Ingredients The theoretical framework, empirical research and research gapBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewer: Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) | July 2023Writing a comprehensive but concise literature review is no simple task. There's a lot of...

MLA 9 Formatting: How To Format Your Paper For MLA
MLA 9 Formatting: How To Format Your Paper For MLA

MLA 9th Edition Formatting A Simple, Step-by-Step Guide + Free TemplateBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewer: Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) | July 2023Formatting your paper in MLA style can feel like a pretty daunting task. In this post, we'll show you exactly how to set up...

APA 7 Formatting: How To Set Up Your Student Paper
APA 7 Formatting: How To Set Up Your Student Paper

APA 7th Edition Formatting A Simple, Step-by-Step Guide + Free TemplateBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewer: Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) | June 2023Formatting your paper in APA 7th edition can feel like a pretty daunting task, and understandably so. In this post, we’ll...

Research Proposal Essentials: 5 Critical Dos & Don’ts
Research Proposal Essentials: 5 Critical Dos & Don’ts

Writing Your Research Proposal 5 Essentials You Need To Keep In MindBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewer: Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) | June 2023Writing a high-quality research proposal that "sells" your study and wins the favour (and approval) of your university is no...

Research Philosophy & Research Paradigms
Research Philosophy & Research Paradigms

Research Philosophy & Paradigms Positivism, Interpretivism & Pragmatism, Explained SimplyBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewer: Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) | June 2023Research philosophy is one of those things that students tend to either gloss over or become...

Logos, Ethos & Pathos: The Rhetorical Triangle
Logos, Ethos & Pathos: The Rhetorical Triangle

What Are Logos, Pathos & Ethos? A straight-forward explainer (with examples)By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewer: Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) | June 2023If you spend any amount of time exploring the wonderful world of philosophy, you’re bound to run into the dynamic...

Research Methodology Example: Full Walkthrough
Research Methodology Example: Full Walkthrough

Research Methodology Example Detailed Walkthrough + Free Methodology Chapter TemplateIf you're working on a dissertation or thesis and are looking for an example of a research methodology chapter, you've come to the right place. In this video, we walk you through a...

Literature Review Example/Sample: Full Walkthrough
Literature Review Example/Sample: Full Walkthrough

Literature Review Example/Sample Detailed Walkthrough + Free Literature Review TemplateIf you're working on a dissertation or thesis and are looking for an example of a strong literature review chapter, you've come to the right place. In this video, we walk you...

How To Find A Research Gap: Step-By-Step Process
How To Find A Research Gap: Step-By-Step Process

How To Find A Research Gap, Quickly A step-by-step guide for new researchersBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewer: Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) | April 2023If you’ve got a dissertation, thesis or research project coming up, one of the first (and most important) things you’ll...

Research Proposal Example/Sample: Full Walkthrough
Research Proposal Example/Sample: Full Walkthrough

Research Proposal Example/Sample Detailed Walkthrough + Free Proposal TemplateIf you're getting started crafting your research proposal and are looking for a few examples of research proposals, you've come to the right place. In this video, we walk you through two...

Research Design 101: Qualitative & Quantitative
Research Design 101: Qualitative & Quantitative

Research Design 101 Everything You Need To Get Started (With Examples)By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewers: Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) & Kerryn Warren (PhD) | April 2023Navigating the world of research can be daunting, especially if you’re a first-time researcher....

Research Constructs 101: What You Need To Know
Research Constructs 101: What You Need To Know

Research Constructs 101 Constructs, Validity & Reliability - Explained SimplyBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewed By: Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) | March 2023Navigating the world of academic research can be overwhelming, especially if you’re new to the field....

The Research Problem & Problem Statement
The Research Problem & Problem Statement

The Research Problem & Statement What they are & how to write them (with examples)By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewed By: Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) | March 2023If you’re new to academic research, you’re bound to encounter the concept of a “research...

Theoretical Framework vs Conceptual Framework
Theoretical Framework vs Conceptual Framework

Theoretical vs Conceptual Framework What they are & how they're different (with examples)By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewed By: Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) | March 2023If you’re new to academic research, sooner or later you’re bound to run into the terms theoretical...

Narrative Analysis Explained Simply (With Examples)
Narrative Analysis Explained Simply (With Examples)

Narrative Analysis 101 Everything you need to know to get startedBy: Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD)| Expert Reviewed By: Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) | March 2023If you’re new to research, the host of qualitative analysis methods available to you can be a little overwhelming. In...

Research Topics & Ideas: Politics
Research Topics & Ideas: Politics

Research Topics & Ideas: Politics 100+ Politics-Related Research Ideas To Fast-Track Your ProjectFinding and choosing a strong research topic is the critical first step when it comes to crafting a high-quality dissertation or thesis. If you've landed on this post,...

Research Topics & Ideas: Environmental Sciences
Research Topics & Ideas: Environmental Sciences

Research Topics & Ideas: Environment 100+ Environmental Science Research Topics & IdeasFinding and choosing a strong research topic is the critical first step when it comes to crafting a high-quality dissertation, thesis or research project. Here, we'll...

Research Topics & Ideas: Healthcare
Research Topics & Ideas: Healthcare

Research Topics & Ideas: Healthcare 100+ Healthcare Research Topic Ideas To Fast-Track Your ProjectFinding and choosing a strong research topic is the critical first step when it comes to crafting a high-quality dissertation, thesis or research project. If you've...

Research Topics & Ideas: Computer Science
Research Topics & Ideas: Computer Science

Research Topics & Ideas: CompSci & IT 50+ Computer Science Research Topic Ideas To Fast-Track Your ProjectFinding and choosing a strong research topic is the critical first step when it comes to crafting a high-quality dissertation, thesis or research project....