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The Literature Matrix

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By Jim Goes and Marilyn Simon

The hallmark of a strong, thorough, and sophisticated literature review is a well-organized presentation of the breadth and depth of the important literature on a problem or topic.  Dissertation committees and other readers want to understand the scope and organization of topics that support your review. They also look for depth of inquiry into the literature, and how your research will fit with and extend current understanding of the problem or topic.

One important tool to help communicate the breadth and depth of your review is to use a visual Chart of Research or Literature Matrix…

 

Read more on the Dissertation Recipes website…

Mapping the Literature: The Literature Matrix

 

Mission Creep and Headings

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By Marilyn Simon and Jim Goes

Mission Creep is a common mistake for novice researchers. This is when you start off focused on a specific purpose for the research, and then you start to promise more than your study can deliver.

Another common problem for new researchers is in understanding heading structure and the different levels of headings used in a dissertation.

Our latest resource includes guidance on both of these problems. Read more on the Dissertation Recipes website by clicking the link below…

 

Mission Creep and Headings 

 

Assumptions, Limitations, Delimitations

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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

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