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Free Download: Statistics Cheatsheet
Free Download: Statistics Cheatsheet

Free Download đź“Ą 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

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....

Research Aims, Objectives & Questions: Explained Simply (+ Examples)
Research Aims, Objectives & Questions: Explained Simply (+ Examples)

Research Aims, Objectives & Questions The "Golden Thread" Explained Simply (+ Examples)By: David Phair (PhD) and Alexandra Shaeffer (PhD) | June 2022The research aims, objectives and research questions (collectively called the “golden thread”) are arguably the...

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...

Qualitative Interviews: 5 Costly Mistakes (+ Free Interview Guide)
Qualitative Interviews: 5 Costly Mistakes (+ Free Interview Guide)

Qualitative Research 101: Interviewing 5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Undertaking InterviewsBy: David Phair (PhD) and Kerryn Warren (PhD) | March 2022Undertaking interviews is potentially the most important step in the qualitative research process. If you don’t...

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

How To Write The Discussion Chapter The What, Why & How Explained Simply (With Examples)By: Jenna Crossley (PhD Cand). Reviewed By: Dr. Eunice Rautenbach | August 2021If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve reached the discussion chapter of your thesis or...

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 Cand). 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. But...

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...

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,...

What Is Research Methodology? Simple Definition (With Examples)
What Is Research Methodology? Simple Definition (With Examples)

What Is Research Methodology?A Plain-Language Explanation & Definition (With Examples)By Derek Jansen (MBA) and Kerryn Warren (PhD) | June 2020 (Last updated April 2023)If you're new to formal academic research, it's quite likely that you're feeling a little...

What Is a Longitudinal Study (Or Longitudinal Research)?
What Is a Longitudinal Study (Or Longitudinal Research)?

What (Exactly) Is A Longitudinal Study? A Plain-Language Explanation & Definition (With Examples)By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | June 2020If you’re new to the world of research, or it's your first time writing a dissertation or thesis, you’re probably feeling a bit...

What Is A Cross-Sectional Study (Or Cross-Sectional Research)?
What Is A Cross-Sectional Study (Or Cross-Sectional Research)?

What (Exactly) Is A Cross-Sectional Study? A Plain-Language Explanation & Definition (With Examples)By: Derek Jansen (MBA) | June 2020If you’ve just started out on your dissertation, thesis or research project and it's your first time carrying out formal research,...

What Is A Research Hypothesis (Or Scientific Hypothesis)?
What Is A Research Hypothesis (Or Scientific Hypothesis)?

What Is A Research (Scientific) Hypothesis?A plain-language explainer + examplesBy: Derek Jansen (MBA) | Reviewed By: Dr Eunice Rautenbach | June 2020If you’re new to the world of research, or it's your first time writing a dissertation or thesis, you’re probably...

How To Choose The Right Charts In Your Dissertation Findings Chapter
How To Choose The Right Charts In Your Dissertation Findings Chapter

Writing Your Dissertation Findings Chapter How To Choose The Best-Suited Chart For The JobOnce you've done the fieldwork and number crunching for your dissertation or thesis, you'll need to present your findings in the a separate chapter called "Findings". Sometimes...