Step 7 – Dissertation Primary Research

At this stage, the primary research phase, you will have most porbably written up the literature review of your dissertation, methodology, a draft introduction and also recognized that you are ready to complete the different parts of the primary data collection stage. You will want to understand that there are many different processes in this stage and many student prefer to do them in a number of different ways.
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Step 5 – Conduct a Dissertation Literature Review

When you are looking at the different stages of writing your dissertation, you will see that a number of guides look at the different stages of your literature search and review. This will be the point that you might actually get confused, as you will be looking at the information you are reading and never thought it could be as difficult as it seems.

Many students (and me included) look at the literature as a discussion of what is happening in the field of study at the present time and review the actual literature and say what points are important. The key thing that I and so many others miss out is the point to include arguments and meaning in this section of your dissertation paper.
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Step 4 – Scheduling Your Dissertation Work

You will need to be clear about your dissertation and how you will go about the different parts. You want to be clear that you will complete all of the necessary and different tasks that you have, but you really don’t want to be confused about what you need to do and when as this just won’t help you.

If you have a clear deadline of what you want to have completed each week, and even each month, then you will be able to plan your time better and hopefully result in a better planned and executed dissertation paper. Having this schedule in front of you all of the time will remind you of what you need to do and if you are not doing it, then why you need to do it.
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Step 2 – Dissertation Research

When I am referring to the dissertation research stage of your dissertation, I am referring to the secondary research material that you will use to form the foundations of the actual dissertation research that you will be conducting.

Yes, you may be reading this and you will be wanting more information on a library-based dissertation, but, this isn’t what I’m going to be talking about, as this type of research process and dissertation paper I believe is much more complicated than the traditional empirically based one. This isn’t simply because you will be working harder or that you will be doing more things for it, just simply the chapters will form a number of literature review chapter – generally thee – and will be the main part of your dissertation paper.
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Step 1 – Planning Your Dissertation

When you are looking at your dissertation research project, whether this is for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you will need to understand that a dissertation is a rather lengthy process that requires you to put some planning into it. You will need to establish what you want to get out from the whole dissertation research experience, as this type of academic project will mean that you will have to work considerably hard.

You will want to plan the work ahead so that you will know what you will be doing and at what stage. I would continually forget about the different holidays that would occur during the final year of my degree and I would have to kick myself for not thinking that I would have to make sure my dissertation plan was flawless – this is something that you should do. If you feel as though someone else should look over it, then I would advise you to show it to your dissertation supervisor, so that they will be able to pass comment on it and advise you on whether there are points to improve.
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