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Have a question?
Below we’ve listed some of the most popular proposal-related questions we receive, but you’re also welcome to get in touch if you have any other questions.
Topic Ideation Support
Can you give me a research topic?
You, as the researcher, need to explore the options and choose your own research topic. Thankfully, our Topic Kickstarter service makes this much easier, as we provide you with a clear summary of potential research opportunities and directions which can form the foundation of your topic.
How does the Topic Kickstarter service work?
With the Topic Kickstarter service, you tell us which research area you’re interested in (this can be fairly broad). We then review the current literature and get back to you with a clear set of potential research opportunities, based on literature-backed, current research gaps. You can learn more about the Topic Kickstarter here.
How long does the Topic Kickstarter service take?
It depends on our workload at the time, but we can typically complete a Topic Kickstarter project within a few days. If you’re interested, please contact us to discuss your project.
Are the suggested research opportunities unique and original?
Yes. When undertaking a Topic Kickstarter, we focus on the most recent literature to identify current research gaps/opportunities/problems that can form the foundation of your research topic.
Can I see a sample of a Topic Kickstarter report?
Absolutely. You can access the sample here.
Can you help me find relevant literature about my research topic?
Can you help me with my research proposal?
Yes, we can help you develop a convincing research proposal. One of our friendly coaches will help you plan and structure your proposal, and provide you with feedback as you write each section.
Can you help me with other aspects of my research project?
Yes. Topic ideation/refinement support is only one aspect of our offering at Grad Coach, and we typically assist students throughout their entire dissertation/thesis/research project. You can learn more about our full service offering here.
Can I get a coach that specialises in my topic area?
It’s important to clarify that our expertise lies in the research process itself, rather than specific research areas/topics (e.g., psychology, management, etc.). In other words, the support we provide is topic-agnostic, which allows us to support students across a very broad range of research topics.
That said, if there is a coach on our team who has experience in your area of research, as well as your chosen methodology, we can allocate them to your project (dependent on their availability, of course).
If you’re unsure about whether we’re the right fit, feel free to drop us an email or book a free initial consultation.
Can you help me find funding for my research project?
Unfortunately, this is not something we can assist with. Our focus is on the research process itself, not the funding thereof.
What qualifications do your coaches have?
All of our coaches hold a doctoral-level degree (for example, a PhD, DBA, etc.). Moreover, they all have experience working within academia, in many cases as dissertation/thesis supervisors. In other words, they understand what markers are looking for when reviewing a student’s work.
Will my research topic be kept confidential?
Yes, all interaction is treated as strictly confidential.