Date of publication: 2017-09-02 01:10
7. It can be most helpful at this early stage to try a very small preliminary research study to test out some of your ideas to help you gain further confidence in what you'd like to do. The study can be as simple as conducting half a dozen informal interviews with no attempt to document what is said. The key is that it will give you a chance to get closer to your research and to test out whether or not you really are interested in the topic. And, you can do it before you have committed yourself to doing something you may not like. Take your time and try it first.
Well that about does it. By following the above suggestions and ideas I hope it will be possible for you to finish your graduate degree program in a most timely and enjoyable manner. By looking ahead to the different aspects of this final part of your graduate study it becomes clear that you can do a number of things to insure your success. Good luck!
Your CV should be in the same font and have the same margins as the rest of your dissertation and should not contain your home address, phone number, nor any page number. Please list your PhD degree as completed in the same month as listed on the title page.
Usually a guide of this nature focuses on the actual implementation of the research. This is not the focus of this guide. Instead of examining such aspects as identifying appropriate sample size, field testing the instrument and selecting appropriate statistical tests, this guide looks at many of the quasi-political aspects of the process. Such topics as how to select a supportive committee, making a compelling presentation of your research outcomes and strategies for actually getting the paper written are discussed.
The most challenging aspect, he says, was navigating the cultural differences between Western and African culture when referring to elders. In Xhosa culture, an elder would not be referred to by their first name, but academic writing requires that an individual 8767 s first name and surname be used at the first mention, then just their surname. This is something Kunju says he grappled with as he didn 8767 t want to be disrespectful to the people whose stories he was relaying.
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8775 It 8767 s our responsibility to produce African material. It 8767 s not good enough to say that it 8767 s not there. If it isn 8767 t there, then we need to create it, 8776 he says.