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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Projective techniques have been found to be used by psychologists, more so to understand the those aspects of the respondents personality that are dormant or rest in the subconscious. In more technical terminology, when I say projective techniques, I mean those techniques that are a part of involving people to respond to indefinite stimuli. It …

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I have been writing my Literature Review for over two weeks now. I have penned down over 5000 words. But, guess what? I deleted them all. I kept writing and erasing and finally ended up writing nothing at all. You know the biggest blunder I made here? To rewrite! How I wish I had learnt…

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Being in the final year of my PhD, I have been through it and seen a bit.  I wish to bring on  the table some tips on what has actually helped me along the way. Remain open on the idea that your research would move in varied directions:  It is natural that you would devise…

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My friend Keshav had worked hard on his dissertation. Years together of consistent toil and hard work with strenuous phases. But he did not give up. It was now time for him to submit his dissertation in a month’s time. In the final stage when he was swiftly close to finishing, I observed a strange…

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Any research is effective and genuine only if the scholar’s knowledge-base is true to the fact and the data’s are collected and calculated from the firsthand means. Contents and the final outcomes thus mentioned in the thesis or dissertation is both reliable and beneficial for further study. The bottom line to intervene here is that…

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 It is visible and evident that marketing trends are changing and evolving at a fast pace, at the same time technology is affecting that way in which research is conducted. The earlier conventional methods of qualitative research, such as, study groups, polls and observational studies have revolutionized in the light of digitization with more and…

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It’s been over three years that I have been associated with my supervisor and how much ever I do not wish to admit, I cannot be denying that the happiness and positivity of my life presently depends upon my supervisor. I remember, at the end of my first year at my PhD when I got…

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 A large chunk of the PhD work depends upon archival research for many of the scholars. A lot can be retrieved out of archives, at both local as well as international level.  The first thing that needs to be understood is the difference between archives and libraries. For those who think otherwise, Archives are not…

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