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Are you always finding yourself working on sections of your research tasks right up until your deadlines? Are you still finding yourself distracted the moment you step foot inside your lab? Are you deliberately finding a hundred and one reasons not to get on with your literature review? Everyone faces
Do you need to have published papers to do a PhD? The simple answer is no but it could benefit your application if you can.
An academic transcript gives a breakdown of each module you studied for your degree and the mark that you were awarded.
Find out the different dissertation and thesis binding options, which is best, advantages and disadvantages, typical costs, popular services and more.
The Thurstone Scale is used to quantify the attitudes of people being surveyed, using a format of ‘agree-disagree’ statements.
Find out the differences between a Literature Review and an Annotated Bibliography, whey they should be used and how to write them.
The term rationale of research means the reason for performing the research study in question.
The term monotonic relationship is a statistical definition that is used to describe the link between two variables.
The term research instrument refers to any tool that you may use to collect, measure and analyse research data.
This post explains the difference between the journal paper status of In Review and Under Review.
An In Press article is a paper that has been accepted for publication and is being prepared for print.
When you should and shouldn’t capitalise the names of chemical compounds and their abbreviations is not always clear.
The unit of analysis refers to the main parameter that you’re investigating in your research project or study.
There are various types of research that are classified by objective, depth of study, analysed data and the time required to study the phenomenon etc.
The scope and delimitations of a thesis, dissertation or paper define the topic and boundaries of a research problem – learn how to form them.
Self-plagiarism is when you try and pass off work that you’ve previously done as something that is completely new.
This post explains where and how to write the list of figures in your thesis or dissertation.
A well written figure legend will explain exactly what a figure means without having to refer to the main text. Our guide explains how to write one.
Multistage sampling is a more complex form of cluster sampling for obtaining sample populations. Learn their pros and cons and how to undertake them.
Need to write a list of abbreviations for a thesis or dissertation? Read our post to find out where they go, what to include and how to format them.
The purpose of research is to enhance society by advancing knowledge through developing scientific theories, concepts and ideas – find out more on what this involves.
Statistical treatment of data is essential for all researchers, regardless of whether you’re a biologist, computer scientist or psychologist, but what exactly is it?
An abstract and introduction are the first two sections of your paper or thesis. This guide explains the differences between them and how to write them.
A science investigatory project is a science-based research project or study that is performed by school children in a classroom, exhibition or science fair.
A concept paper is a short document written by a researcher before starting their research project, explaining what the study is about, why it is needed and the methods that will be used.
This article will answer common questions about the PhD synopsis, give guidance on how to write one, and provide my thoughts on samples.
The scope of the study is defined at the start of the study. It is used by researchers to set the boundaries and limitations within which the research study will be performed.
In this post you’ll learn what the significance of the study means, why it’s important, where and how to write one in your paper or thesis with an example.
This post gives you the best questions to ask at a PhD interview, to help you work out if your potential supervisor and lab is a good fit for you.
In Finland, all new PhD holders are given a traditional Doctoral Hat and Doctoral Sword during a Conferment Ceremony, symbolising the freedom of research.
Is it really possible to do a PhD while working? The answer is ‘yes’, but it comes with several ‘buts’. Read our post to find out if it’s for you.
You’ll come across many academics with PhD, some using the title of Doctor and others using Professor. This blog post helps you understand the differences.
In the UK, a dissertation, usually around 20,000 words is written by undergraduate and Master’s students, whilst a thesis, around 80,000 words, is written as part of a PhD.
Academic conferences are expensive and it can be tough finding the funds to go; this naturally leads to the question of are academic conferences worth it?
The answer is simple: there is no age limit for doing a PhD; in fact, the oldest known person to have gained a PhD in the UK was 95 years old.
Considering whether to do an MBA or a PhD? If so, find out what their differences are, and more importantly, which one is better suited for you.
A thesis and dissertation appendix contains additional information which supports your main arguments. Find out what they should include and how to format them.
The title page of your dissertation or thesis conveys all the essential details about your project. This guide helps you format it in the correct way.
Choosing a good PhD supervisor will be paramount to your success as a PhD student, but what qualities should you be looking for? Read our post to find out.
Being a new graduate teaching assistant can be a scary but rewarding undertaking – our 7 tips will help make your teaching journey as smooth as possible.
Learn 10 ways to impress a PhD supervisor for increasing your chances of securing a project, developing a great working relationship and more.
Tenure is a permanent position awarded to professors showing excellence in research and teaching. Find out more about the competitive position!
You’ve impressed the supervisor with your PhD application, now it’s time to ace your interview with these powerful body language tips.
Learning how to effectively collaborate with others is an important skill for anyone in academia to develop.
Find out how you can use Scrivener for PhD Thesis & Dissertation writing to streamline your workflow and make academic writing fun again!
Scientific misconduct can be described as a deviation from the accepted standards of scientific research, study and publication ethics.
Fieldwork can be essential for your PhD project. Use these tips to help maximise site productivity and reduce your research time by a few weeks.
Stay up to date with current information being provided by the UK Government and Universities about the impact of the global pandemic on PhD research studies.
Learn more about using cloud storage effectively, video conferencing calling, good note-taking solutions and online calendar and task management options.
Learn about defining your workspace, having a list of daily tasks and using technology to stay connected, all whilst working from home as a research student.
If you’re about to sit your PhD viva, make sure you don’t miss out on these 5 great tips to help you prepare.
Starting your PhD can feel like a daunting, exciting and special time. They’ll be so much to think about – here are a few tips to help you get started.
How should you spend your first week as a PhD student? Here’s are 7 steps to help you get started on your journey.
Thinking about applying to a PhD? Then don’t miss out on these 4 tips on how to best prepare your application.
Gain valuable insight from our collection of exclusive interviews with both current and past PhD students. Learn from their best advice, personal challenges and career path after completing their doctorate.View Overview