Pick any random graduate student – you will notice that few have any idea as to what a dissertation is supposed to be like. To create a magnum opus of your own, it is crucial that you read published dissertations pertinent to your topic by other people. When you read through the lengthy text of someone’s months of hard work, you are bound to make interesting and important discoveries.
Once you invest time perusing the published dissertations, you will realize that people:
1. Actually Conduct Valuable Research
Collection of primary and secondary data, surveying and sampling it is one of the key steps to answer the empirical question of your dissertation. It is the research analysis that assists in approaching the conclusion. The external sources, references to other researches and libraries from which the data is extracted along with the individual research strategies will let you know the importance of valuable research.
2. Write about Interesting Things
Dissertations can be fun to read. Yes, reading through a 10,000 word document is daunting, but while going through the published dissertations, you will most definitely come across interesting facts and discoveries that you were unaware of. And you might wonder out loud: “What? I most definitely did not deem that to be a possibility!” Yet, all the interesting mindboggling things have sufficient proof to be renounced!
3. Spend Years to Write Their Dissertation
Well, yes people do not just hibernate through all the years and work sleeplessly in the last month to work on their dissertation! A published dissertation takes relentless hard work of several months and even years. It is a dissertation after all, not a piece of cake. People write, rewrite, revise, collect and crosscheck information. All of this cannot be achieved in the blink of an eye.
4. Use All Those Methodologies You Usually Just List to Impress Your Profs
Getting a dissertation published is only the job of a patient and skillful researcher. Quite unlike dilettantes, these people actually know what they are talking about. When you go through the published dissertations, you will see that the methodology clearly defines the researching methods. It links to the literature and justifies the subject matter.
5. Read All the Sources They Cite
If you are judicious enough to refer to the sources cited in the published citations, you will realize that the writer has done some thorough research. There will be an interconnection between the dissertation and the cited sources.
6. First Create an Outline and Then Proceed to Writing the Dissertation
When you read thoroughly other well-written structured dissertations, you will notice how the entire dissertation is well-connected. This is because the researcher has created a bold outline of the work and presented the justifications for the conclusions.
7. Achieve All the Goals Stated in the Dissertation
Anything that can’t be delivered should not be promised. And all the mentioned goals that the researchers and analysts hope to achieve from the dissertation are actually derived. This shall be your motto too like all the other people who have had their dissertations published. When you are interpreting other successfully published dissertations, upon reaching the conclusion, you will come to know how tactfully the targeted objectives have been met.
Reading the published dissertations will clear your understanding regarding the subject matter and help you differentiate between the right and the wrong way to deal with the empirical question and reaching conclusions. You will realize that finishing your own dissertation is possible and achievable too. The key to reading the other dissertations similar to yours is not to create a doppelganger but to synthesize a masterpiece of your own that is bound to get published and cited too!