Client Pass Rate
Move Your Methodology Forward
Chat with a friendly coach to see how we can fast-track your research methodology, today.
Prefer email? No problem - you can email us here.
Have a question?
Below we address some of the most popular questions we receive regarding research methodology support, but feel free to get in touch if you have any other questions.
I have no idea where to start. Can you help?
Absolutely. We regularly work with students who are completely new to research methodology and need step-by-step guidance to develop a suitable plan of action.
Can you design a research methodology for me?
There are multiple factors that go into crafting a suitable research methodology, many of which relate to your personal constraints and capabilities. Therefore, we work with you to assess your specific situation and suggest potential options. In other words, designing a research methodology is a collaborative process and we cannot just “give you” a research methodology.
Can you write the methodology chapter/section for me?
No. We can provide you with hands-on guidance through each step of the research process, but the writing needs to be your own. Writing anything for you would constitute academic misconduct.
Can you help me organise and structure my methodology chapter/section?
Yes, we can assist in structuring your research methodology chapter to ensure that you have a clear, logical structure and flow that delivers a convincing argument as to why your methodology is appropriate, given your research aims and objectives.
Can you review my writing and give me feedback?
Absolutely. Our Content Review service is designed exactly for this purpose and is one of the most popular services here at Grad Coach. In a Content Review, we carefully read through your research methodology chapter (or any other chapter) and provide detailed comments regarding the key issues/problem areas, why they’re problematic and what you can do to resolve the issues. You can learn more about Content Review here.
Can you help with the actual data analysis as well?
Yes, we can assist you with the data collection and analysis stages as well. You can learn more about our analysis support here.
Do you provide software support (e.g., SPSS, R, etc.)?
It depends on the software package you’re planning to use, as well as the analysis techniques/tests you plan to undertake. We can typically provide support for the more popular analysis packages, but it’s best to discuss this in an initial consultation.
How long will it take to develop my methodology if I work with you?
There are multiple factors that can impact the timeline, including:
- The complexity of your proposed study
- The ethics requirements of your institution
- Your access to data sources, equipment and facilities
- How much of your methodology you’ve already decided on/developed
- How much time you can dedicate to working on your project
- Turnaround times for feedback from your institution (if applicable)
The best starting point would be to book a free initial consultation, where we’ll assess your situation and advise on the timelines.
Can you help me with other aspects of my research project?
Yes. Methodology 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.
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.
Is my data/topic/study kept confidential?
Yes, we prioritise confidentiality and data security. Your written work and personal information are treated as strictly confidential. We can also sign a non-disclosure agreement, should you wish.