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Viva Voce Victory: How To Defend Your Thesis
Viva Voce Victory: How To Defend Your Thesis

🎙️ How To Ace Your Viva Voce Three Practical Tips To Help You Defend Your Thesis By: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | July 2024The viva voce or thesis defence is an event that often leaves students feeling a little intimidated. And understandably so. In...

How To Break Through Writer’s Block
How To Break Through Writer’s Block

🎙️ How To Break Through Writer's Block Three Practices You Can Implement Today By: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | June 2024Writer's block is a common challenge for students. All too often, it can feel like there’s an insurmountable wall between your...

How To Beat Perfectionism: 3 Practical Steps
How To Beat Perfectionism: 3 Practical Steps

🎙️ How To Beat Perfectionism Three Straightforward Actions You Can Take (Right Now) By: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | June 2024Perfectionism often masquerades as a commitment to excellence - sounds good, right? The problem, however, is that if left...

References vs Bibliography: What’s The Difference?
References vs Bibliography: What’s The Difference?

References vs Bibliography vs "Works Cited" What's The Difference?By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewers: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | June 2024When writing a dissertation or thesis, you'll often hear the terms reference list, bibliography - and sometimes even “works cited” -...

Qualitative Coding Examples: Process, Values & In Vivo Coding
Qualitative Coding Examples: Process, Values & In Vivo Coding

Qualitative Coding Examples Real-world examples of process, values and in vivo codingBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewers: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | May 2024We've spoken about qualitative coding approaches and techniques quite extensively, but this is one of those topics...

You Are NOT Your Dissertation: How To Maintain A Healthy Perspective
You Are NOT Your Dissertation: How To Maintain A Healthy Perspective

🎙️ You Are NOT Your Dissertation Why your dissertation is not quite as epically important as you think By: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | May 2024If you’ve been losing sleep over your dissertation, we’re here to help bring some perspective - and,...

Research Ethics 101: A Simple Explainer (With Examples)
Research Ethics 101: A Simple Explainer (With Examples)

Research Ethics & Ethical Considerations A Plain-Language Explainer With ExamplesBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewers: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | May 2024Research ethics are one of those “unsexy but essential” subjects that you need to fully understand (and apply) to...

The Unspoken Laws Of Academic Success: Secrets From “The Inside”
The Unspoken Laws Of Academic Success: Secrets From “The Inside”

🎙️ The Unspoken Laws Of Academic Success 3 Simple But Effective Practices By: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | May 2024In this episode of the Grad Coach Podcast, Derek and Ethar delve into the unwritten laws of academic success. In it, they share some of...

Research Implications & Recommendations: A Simple Explainer
Research Implications & Recommendations: A Simple Explainer

Research Implications & Recommendations A Plain-Language Explainer With Examples + FREE TemplateBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewer: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | May 2024The research implications and recommendations are closely related but distinctly different...

Acknowledgements 101: Five Examples For Your Inspiration
Acknowledgements 101: Five Examples For Your Inspiration

Thesis Acknowledgements Examples 5 Examples For Your InspirationBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewers: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | May 2024The acknowledgements section of your thesis or dissertation is an opportunity to say thanks to all the people who helped you along your...

Dissertation & Thesis Examples: Get Inspired Now
Dissertation & Thesis Examples: Get Inspired Now

Dissertation & Thesis Examples 📖 Real-world examples and samples from leading universities Need some inspiration for your study? You’ve come to the right place. Here we showcase a collection of dissertation and thesis examples to help you get started. All of these...

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

Research Limitations 101 📖 A Plain-Language Explainer (With Practical Examples) By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewer: Dr. Eunice Rautenbach | May 2024Research limitations are one of those things that students tend to avoid digging into, and understandably so. No...

In Vivo Coding 101: Full Explainer With Examples
In Vivo Coding 101: Full Explainer With Examples

In Vivo Coding 101 🖍️ A Plain-Language Explainer (With Practical Examples) By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewer: Dr. Eunice Rautenbach | April 2024Qualitative coding is a topic that often leaves students feeling a little confused - but it doesn’t have to be that...

All But Dissertation (ABD) Status – What You Need To Know
All But Dissertation (ABD) Status – What You Need To Know

All But Dissertation (ABD) Status 😬 A Plain-Language Explainer + Guide For Stuck Students By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewer: Dr. Eunice Rautenbach | April 2024When it comes to completing a PhD or doctoral degree, “all but dissertation” (or ABD) is all too often...

The Four Powerful Habits Of Successful Students
The Four Powerful Habits Of Successful Students

🎙️ The 4 HABITS of Successful Students (And how to develop them...) By: Derek Jansen (MBA) and Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | April 2024At Grad Coach, we've worked with thousands of students. Over the years, we've noticed a few simple but powerful habits that are common...

Process Coding 101: Full Explainer With Examples
Process Coding 101: Full Explainer With Examples

Process Coding 101 🖍️ A Plain-Language Explainer (With Practical Examples) By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewer: Dr. Eunice Rautenbach | April 2024Qualitative coding and analysis are areas that often leave students feeling a little confused - but it doesn’t have...

Qualitative Coding 101: Inductive, Deductive & Hybrid Coding
Qualitative Coding 101: Inductive, Deductive & Hybrid Coding

Inductive, Deductive & Abductive Coding Qualitative Coding Approaches Explained Simply (+ Examples) By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewer: Dr. Eunice Rautenbach | April 2024Qualitative coding is a topic that often leaves students feeling a little confused - but...

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 - just ask any ABD. The academic research journey is one filled with trials and...

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...