Thesis abstracts are standalone texts and are useful all thesis readers and not just examiners. Often when researchers and scholars are looking for worthy content for their Literature Review, they conclude upon reading the abstract whether the entire thesis is worth a read or no. Understanding this, we know that an abstract is a reflection…

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I have great respect and admiration for international PhD students, more for those who are attempting to do their thesis in another language. Though I myself have not experienced to be an international student but with my discussions in various forums and discussions with friend and acquaintances, I have a compilation of some very pragmatic…

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Be picky about your journal:  What is the way to actually choose the right journal for your paper. Well, the most important thing is that, you need to be able recognize somebody on the editorial board.  To add to it, check into the recent articles in the paper to ensure that the topic, quality and…

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There is a domination of quantitative researchers when one talks of social sciences. Most of the doctoral students are often pushed beyond their capabilities to do quantitative research in their dissertation. The grim part of the scenario is that statistical analysis very challenging for many of the students who go into social sciences and more…

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Hi!! My name is Rachel and I am a first year PhD student. My specific field of study is Consumer Behaviour with particular focus on the impulsive purchase behaviour of customers on the basis of their psychological characteristics. There are a lot of things in my plate at the moment.  Starting from penning down my…

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Any PhD has in it three trinities. The first trinity talks about the famous three “ologies”. The second trinity, which I will be talking about in today’s post is the relationship between: Literature Review Method Empirical work These three tasks, if I may say, may appear to be very distinct to you and you may…

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The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards!! I often wonder about the employability options that are available to doctoral students and what are the key skill set that is required to be developed in them for a successful…

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One of the most important choices that you would be making while doing your PhD is selecting a topic since it would determine the first piece of research that you would be carrying out.  Would you select a topic based on what you hold a passion for or would you go with the topic that…

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We often read and I often write about blogs talking about the stress and all the negativity that is associated with PhD. It is not useful to focus upon the negativity all the time. There can be ideas and tips that can help to cull out of the lows of being into a PhD program.…

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In my last blog I had spoken about projective techniques. Taking forward from where I left, I would like to bring up the adaptations required for use of projective techniques in research. You need to get deeper into the study: In situations where you are asked to use projective techniques to study consumer behaviour and…

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