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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....

Research Topics & Ideas: Business & Management
Research Topics & Ideas: Business & Management

Research Topics & Ideas: Business 50+ Management 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: Nursing
Research Topics & Ideas: Nursing

Research Topics & Ideas: Nursing 50+ Nursing 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 landed...

Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sources Explained
Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sources Explained

Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sources What they are and how they compare (with examples)By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewed By: Kerryn Warren (PhD) | January 2023If you’re new to the wild world of research, you’re bound to encounter the terrible twins,...

Research Topics & Ideas: Marketing
Research Topics & Ideas: Marketing

Research Topics & Ideas: Marketing 50+ Marketing 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: Psychology
Research Topics & Ideas: Psychology

Research Topics & Ideas: Psychology 100+ Psychology Topic Ideas To Fast-Track Your ResearchIf you're starting out on the dissertation or thesis journey for your psychology degree, the very first challenge you'll face is finding a solid research topic. In this...

Research Topics & Ideas: Education
Research Topics & Ideas: Education

Research Topics & Ideas: Education 170+ Research Ideas To Fast-Track Your ProjectIf you're just starting out exploring education-related topics for your dissertation, thesis or research project, you've come to the right place. In this post, we'll help kickstart...

Variables 101: Independent, Dependent & Control Variables
Variables 101: Independent, Dependent & Control Variables

Research Variables 101 Independent variables, dependent variables, control variables and moreBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewed By: Kerryn Warren (PhD) | January 2023If you’re new to the world of research, especially scientific research, you’re bound to run into...

Sampling Methods & Strategies 101: What You Need To Know
Sampling Methods & Strategies 101: What You Need To Know

Sampling Methods & Strategies 101 Everything you need to know (including examples)By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewed By: Kerryn Warren (PhD) | January 2023If you’re new to research, sooner or later you’re bound to wander into the intimidating world of...

How To Find A Research Gap (Literature Gap)
How To Find A Research Gap (Literature Gap)

The Research Gap (Literature Gap) Everything you need to know to find a quality research gapBy: Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD) | Expert Reviewed By: Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) | November 2022If you're just starting out in research, chances are you've heard about the elusive...

How To Avoid Bias In Your Research
How To Avoid Bias In Your Research

Research Bias 101: What You Need To KnowBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewed By: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | September 2022If you're new to academic research, research bias (also sometimes called researcher bias) is one of the many things you need to understand to...

Research Limitations vs Research Delimitations
Research Limitations vs Research Delimitations

Research Limitations & Delimitations What they are and how they're different (with examples)By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewed By: David Phair (PhD) | September 2022If you're new to the world of research, you've probably heard the terms "research...

Thematic Analysis Basics: 5 Time-Saving Tips
Thematic Analysis Basics: 5 Time-Saving Tips

Thematic Analysis 101 6 Time-Saving Tips To Help You Ace Your AnalysisBy: David Phair (PhD) & Amy Murdock (PhD) | September 2022Thematic analysis is an effective method for researchers to derive meaning from large sets of qualitative data. At a basic level, it...

Writing The Methodology Chapter: 5 Time-Saving Tips & Tricks
Writing The Methodology Chapter: 5 Time-Saving Tips & Tricks

Writing The Methodology Chapter 5 Time-Saving Tips & ToolsBy: David Phair (PhD) and Amy Murdock (PhD) | July 2022The methodology chapter is a crucial part of your dissertation or thesis – it’s where you provide context and justification for your study's design....

Explainer: Content Review vs Language Editing
Explainer: Content Review vs Language Editing

What's The Difference?  Content Review vs Language Editing & ProofreadingA popular question we receive at Grad Coach is "what's the difference between the content review service and the editing and proofreading service?". Here, we'll explain what each service...

Writing A Literature Review: 5 Time-Saving Tips & Tricks
Writing A Literature Review: 5 Time-Saving Tips & Tricks

Writing A High-Quality Literature Review 5 Time-Saving Tips & ToolsBy: David Phair (PhD) and Amy Murdock (PhD) | May 2022One of the fundamental chapters of any dissertation or thesis is the literature review. However, students often struggle to write this chapter,...

Finding A Research Topic: 5 Time-Saving Tips
Finding A Research Topic: 5 Time-Saving Tips

Finding A High-Quality Research Topic 5 Practical Time-Saving Tips & HacksBy: David Phair (PhD) & Amy Murdock (PhD) | May 2022It’s no easy task to take on the culminating project of your degree, the dreaded dissertation or thesis. Though it might feel like...

Survey Design 101: 5 Common Mistakes
Survey Design 101: 5 Common Mistakes

Dissertation & Thesis Survey Design 101 5 Common Mistakes To Avoid (+ Examples)By: David Phair (PhD) & Kerryn Warren (PhD) | April 2022Surveys are a powerful way to collect data for your dissertation, thesis or research project. Done right, a good survey...

Dissertation Introduction: 7 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid
Dissertation Introduction: 7 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid

Writing A Dissertation Introduction 7 Common (But Costly) Mistakes To AvoidBy: David Phair (PhD) and Alexandra Shaeffer (PhD) | March 2022Your dissertation or thesis introduction chapter is critically important as it tells the reader what your study is about, why it’s...

The Dissertation Abstract: 5 Costly Mistakes To Avoid
The Dissertation Abstract: 5 Costly Mistakes To Avoid

Writing A Dissertation Or Thesis Abstract 5 Common (& Costly) Mistakes To AvoidBy: David Phair (PhD) & Peter Quella (PhD) | February 2022Writing a quality abstract is important as the abstract tells the reader what to expect in your thesis or dissertation, and...

How To Source A-Grade Resources For Your Literature Review
How To Source A-Grade Resources For Your Literature Review

How To Find A-Grade Literature For Review Sourcing, Evaluating and OrganisingBy: David Phair (PhD) and Peter Quella (PhD) | January 2022As we’ve discussed previously on our blog and YouTube channel, the first step of the literature review process is to source...

How To Write The Methodology Chapter
How To Write The Methodology Chapter

How To Write The Methodology Chapter The What, Why & How Explained Simply (With Examples)By: Jenna Crossley (PhD) | Reviewed By: Dr. Eunice Rautenbach | September 2021 (Updated April 2023)So, you’ve pinned down your research topic and undertaken a review of the...

How To Write The Conclusion Chapter: 6 Steps + Examples
How To Write The Conclusion Chapter: 6 Steps + Examples

How To Write The Conclusion Chapter A Simple Explainer With Examples + Free TemplateBy: Jenna Crossley (PhD) | Reviewed By: Dr. Eunice Rautenbach | September 2021So, you’ve wrapped up your results and discussion chapters, and you’re finally on the home stretch – the...

How To Write The Discussion Chapter: 6 Steps + Examples
How To Write The Discussion Chapter: 6 Steps + Examples

How To Write The Discussion Chapter A Simple Explainer With Examples + Free TemplateBy: Jenna Crossley (PhD) | Reviewed By: Dr. Eunice Rautenbach | August 2021If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve reached the discussion chapter of your thesis or dissertation and...

The Dissertation Results/Findings Chapter (Qualitative)
The Dissertation Results/Findings Chapter (Qualitative)

How To Write The Results/Findings Chapter For Qualitative Studies (Dissertations & Theses)By: Jenna Crossley (PhD). Expert Reviewed By: Dr. Eunice Rautenbach | August 2021So, you’ve collected and analysed your qualitative data, and it’s time to write up your...

How To Write The Results/Findings Chapter (Quantitative)
How To Write The Results/Findings Chapter (Quantitative)

How To Write The Results/Findings Chapter For Quantitative Studies (Dissertations & Theses)By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Expert Reviewed By: Kerryn Warren (PhD) | July 2021So, you’ve completed your quantitative data analysis and it’s time to report on your findings....

How To Choose The Right Research Methodology
How To Choose The Right Research Methodology

How To Choose Your Research Methodology Qualitative vs Quantitative vs Mixed MethodsBy: Derek Jansen (MBA). Expert Reviewed By: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | June 2021Without a doubt, one of the most common questions we receive at Grad Coach is “How do I choose the right...

What (Exactly) Is Discourse Analysis?
What (Exactly) Is Discourse Analysis?

What (Exactly) Is Discourse Analysis?A Plain-Language Explanation & Definition (With Examples)By: Jenna Crosley (PhD). Expert Reviewed By: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | June 2021Discourse analysis is one of the most popular qualitative analysis techniques we encounter at...

Writing A Literature Review: 7 Common Mistakes To Avoid
Writing A Literature Review: 7 Common Mistakes To Avoid

Writing A Literature Review   7 Common (And Costly) Mistakes To Avoid ☠️By: David Phair (PhD) | Reviewed By: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | June 2021Crafting a high-quality literature review is critical to earning marks and developing a strong dissertation, thesis or research...

Writing A Research Proposal:  8 Common Mistakes To Avoid
Writing A Research Proposal: 8 Common Mistakes To Avoid

Writing A Research Proposal 8 Common (And Costly) Mistakes To Avoid 🤦By: Derek Jansen (MBA) & David Phair (PhD). Reviewed By: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | June 2021At Grad Coach, we review a lot of research proposals, including dissertation proposals and thesis...

Preparing For Your Dissertation Defence: 13 Key Questions
Preparing For Your Dissertation Defence: 13 Key Questions

Preparing For Your Dissertation Defense 13 Key Questions To Expect In The Viva VoceBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) & David Phair (PhD). Reviewed By: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | June 2021Preparing for your dissertation or thesis defense (also called a "viva voce") is a...

6 Reasons You Should NEVER Use a Dissertation Writing Service
6 Reasons You Should NEVER Use a Dissertation Writing Service

6 Reasons You Should NEVER Use ADissertation Writing ServiceBy: Derek Jansen (MBA). Expert Reviewed By: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | June 2021We get it. By the time you’ve reached the final stage of your degree program, the dissertation (or thesis) can seem like a major...

What (Exactly) Is Thematic Analysis?
What (Exactly) Is Thematic Analysis?

What (Exactly) Is Thematic Analysis? Plain-Language Explanation & Definition (With Examples)By: Jenna Crosley (PhD). Expert Reviewed By: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | April 2021Thematic analysis is one of the most popular qualitative analysis techniques we see students...

Qualitative Content Analysis: Explained Simply (with examples)
Qualitative Content Analysis: Explained Simply (with examples)

What Is Qualitative Content Analysis? QCA explained simply (with examples)By: Jenna Crosley (PhD). Reviewed by: Dr Eunice Rautenbach (DTech) | February 2021If you’re in the process of preparing for your dissertation, thesis or research project, you’ve probably...

Saunders’ Research Onion – Explained Simply (With Examples)
Saunders’ Research Onion – Explained Simply (With Examples)

Saunders' Research Onion: Explained Simply Peeling the onion, layer by layer (with examples)By: David Phair (PhD) and Kerryn Warren (PhD) | January 2021If you’re learning about research skills and methodologies, you may have heard the term “research onion”....

Qualitative Data Coding 101: Everything You Need To Know
Qualitative Data Coding 101: Everything You Need To Know

Qualitative Data Coding 101 How to code qualitative data, the smart way (with examples).By: Jenna Crosley (PhD) | Reviewed by:Dr Eunice Rautenbach | December 2020As we've discussed previously, qualitative research makes use of non-numerical data - for example, words,...