PhD Research Design, Methods

PhD Research Design, Methods

Designing your PhD starts right from the moment you decide you want to see and hear the word ‘Doctor’ before your name. But for many this first consideration of your research project can be extremely challenging. You find you cannot form a picture in your mind of how its all going to work out let alone trying to write down your research design. When preparing your proposal you are going to have to have an idea of what your project will look like, how will you get your data and from whom.

At this point it is a good idea to seek some help from someone who has been through this process many times. I have helped many researchers design their research both at the proposal stage and also for the PhD itself. It is important to know what is possible as one of the most common reasons for a proposal to be rejected is that is felt to be ‘over-ambitious’.

Here are some of the ways I can help you with your research design

  • Creating a working title for your research project
  • Formulating research questions and/or hypotheses
  • Deciding on the research problem you will be addressing
  • Devising the aims and objectives
  • Selecting the correct methodology from the available options
  • Choosing the correct data analysis techniques

What is research design?

The research design refers to the overall strategy that you choose to integrate the different components of the study in a coherent and logical way, thereby, ensuring you will effectively address the research problem; it constitutes the blueprint for the collection, measurement, and analysis of data.


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