Writing the Literature Review Chapter

Once a piece of write-up, shaped up in its eventual form evolves as literature, the job does not end there. Elaborating the contents is not a big deal, especially if you possess a sound and stable command over the language. But, when it comes to writing the literature review, things get trickier. Let’s have a look at some of the points one can consider keeping in mind while writing a literature review. Key points should be given utmost attention as these would eventually go on to determine the way one would approach towards a particular story and its review. At the same time, repetition should be avoided as there is no point in talking about a theme again and again. The review should be written in simple, lucid and easy-to-understand language so that it dons a concise look and its core context does not remain confined to one particular section of the audience or readers to understand. One should never deviate from the core subject of interest and the focus should be always on generating a lucid review, taking each and every relevant point within its ambit.  The review should not be stuffed with too many technical terms or words as this may compel the readers to spend some time in deriving the meaning. Usage of phrases should also be in sync with the subject and it should not change, modify or alter the actual meaning in any juncture or else, it can have an effect on the entire...

Importance of A Peer Review In Dissertation

This article deals with dissertation and then the importance of Peer review in dissertation. Dissertation or thesis is a document or a research paper submitted while pursuing an academic degree or professional qualification. It usually is composed of an author’s research and findings on a particular given topic. Writing Dissertation is not so easy task and sometime it is more challenging as the final result may not turn out to be as expected. The reviewers and the evaluators at the PhD level have high expectations that the reports that they receive are of absolute accuracy and authenticity. And that the research results have to be valid and reliable; otherwise many questions are raised about the originality of the work. Parameters such as rigor in research, scholarly writing and formatting are also scrutinized with diligence. Do not forget about the plagiarism and the punishment that it might hold on to. Academic language and vocabulary has to be of utmost standard. Keeping in mind all the above things and conditions seems to derive lot of energy and passion out of a researcher. Some of them also tend to lose patience at the last moment and also feel exhausted with the repeated changes required in the work. Peer Review comes very handy under such circumstances. Peer review is about providing a detailed review report to the researcher with their thesis and academic work. Reviewers often consist of experienced people in the form of professors and PhD holders who have been in the higher posts and committees of doctoral research in leading universities. They have expertise in the field of dissertation work and can check on the research documents with greater ease and accuracy. Sometimes they can also provide the right guidance professionally as well as on the personal front. They help to eliminate ambiguity and confusion, leading to bringing clarity to the...

Basics of Statistics Used in Dissertation

One of the difficult and anxious stages while writing a research paper is to analyze the reports and conclude the trends with appropriate statistics. There are different stages of research such as the design of the research, questionnaire formulation, pilot study and test conduction, deployment of data management systems. After the stage of data collection, one needs to know certain basics of statistical tests in order to interpret the results in an appropriate standard manner. As it is said, statistics is the core of any research. Research usually has following steps of data gathering, data cleaning and then analysis of the same. It involves collecting and cleaning the data in the first stage. And then, formulation of hypothesis and assigning variables and data sizes to the given data. One has to then finally choose an appropriate statistical test based on his preferences and the type of data collected. Being proficient in a domain and getting expertise in one thing but one need to have knowledge of analytical tools such as SAS, Excel, SPSS, E-Views, Stata and Minitab. Suitable tool has to be chosen based on the type and topic of the research and the preference of the researcher. Conclusion of the research plays an important role and a wrongly interpreted data will lead to an incorrect conclusion. Statistics are broadly classified into two types: Descriptive statistics  Inferential Statistics A basic understanding of these types will help in choosing an appropriate analytical tool and then designing an appropriate statistical test. Parametric and Non-parametric also requires certain pre-requisite statistical tests which forms a part of statistical analysis. The analysis reports first include the details of such prerequisite tests .Then the hypothesis tests of parametric or non-parametric is designed and the significance tests are carried out on such hypothesis. Principal component factor analysis (PCA) is one of the few basic analyses done...