Master Your Methodology

Get hands-on support with your research methodology and design. It’s like having a professor in your pocket.

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How we help you 

Whether you’re completely new to research methodology and are feeling overwhelmed, or just need a second opinion before you submit your work – we’re here to help. 

Sourcing literature for the lit review<br />

Designing your methodology

If you’re at the early stages of your study and need help crafting (or refining) a methodology that supports your research aims and questions, we can work with you 1-on-1 to develop a well-considered research methodology.

Alternatively, if you just need help wrapping your head around the core concepts, our Research Methodology Bootcamp is a great starting point.

Making sense of the lit

Getting your plan onto paper

If you’ve already decided on your methodological approach, but are struggling to get your thoughts onto paper, one of our friendly Grad Coaches can help you structure your methodology chapter and kickstart your writing.

Refining the literature review

Reviewing & refining

If you’ve already written your first draft (or even just a portion of it), our popular Content Review service can help you identify and address key issues within your writing, before you submit it for grading.

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We take the time to understand your unique challenges and work with you to achieve your specific academic goals. Whether you're aiming to earn top marks or just need to cross the finish line, we're here to help.

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Our award-winning Dissertation Coaches all hold doctoral-level degrees and share 100+ years of combined academic experience. Having worked on "the inside", we know exactly what markers want.

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Getting help from your dedicated Dissertation Coach is simple. Book a live video/voice call, chat via email or send your document to us for an in-depth review and critique. We're here when you need us. 

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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.

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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.

I still have questions…

No problem. Feel free to email us or book an initial consultation to discuss.

What our clients say

We've worked 1:1 with 3000+ students. Here's what some of them have to say:

David's depth of knowledge in research methodology was truly impressive. He demonstrated a profound understanding of the nuances and complexities of my research area, offering insights that I hadn't even considered. His ability to synthesize information, identify key research gaps, and suggest research topics was truly inspiring. I felt like I had a true expert by my side, guiding me through the complexities of the proposal.

Cyntia Sacani (US)

I had been struggling with the first 3 chapters of my dissertation for over a year. I finally decided to give GradCoach a try and it made a huge difference. Alexandra provided helpful suggestions along with edits that transformed my paper. My advisor was very impressed.

Tracy Shelton (US)

Working with Kerryn has been brilliant. She has guided me through that pesky academic language that makes us all scratch our heads. I can't recommend Grad Coach highly enough; they are very professional, humble, and fun to work with. If like me, you know your subject matter but you're getting lost in the academic language, look no further, give them a go.

Tony Fogarty (UK)

So helpful! Amy assisted me with an outline for my literature review and with organizing the results for my MBA applied research project. Having a road map helped enormously and saved a lot of time. Definitely worth it.

Jennifer Hagedorn (Canada)

Everything about my experience was great, from Dr. Shaeffer’s expertise, to her patience and flexibility. I reached out to GradCoach after receiving a 78 on a midterm paper. Not only did I get a 100 on my final paper in the same class, but I haven’t received a mark less than A+ since. I recommend GradCoach for everyone who needs help with academic research.

Antonia Singleton (Qatar)

I started using Grad Coach for my dissertation and I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for them, I would have really struggled. I would strongly recommend them – worth every penny!

Richard Egenreider (South Africa)

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