Monthly Archives: August 2015

Assumptions, Limitations, Delimitations


By Jim Goes and Marilyn Simon

Discussions about assumptions, limitations, and delimitations of the study are classic elements of Chapter 1 in most dissertations.  However assumptions are often given limited attention, limitations and delimitations of the study are frequently misunderstood, and scope of the study is rarely developed fully in most dissertation proposals.

Here in a  recently updated discussion of these fussy but critical elements of the proposal, we provide some tips to succeed…


Assumptions, Limitations, Delimitations, & Scope of the Study