In the sections that follow, we briefly describe the main characteristics of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods dissertations. Rather than being exhaustive, the main goal is to highlight what these types of research are and what they involve. Whilst you read through each section, try and think about your own dissertation, and whether you think that one of these types of dissertation might be right for you. After reading about these three types of dissertation, we highlight some of the academic, personal and practical reasons why you may choose to take on one type over another. Nonetheless, you may still find our introductions to qualitative dissertations and mixed methods dissertations useful, if only to decide whether these types of dissertation are for you. We discuss quantitative dissertations , qualitative dissertations and mixed methods dissertations in turn:.
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D Non-Matriculated Courses. The Doctor of Education Ed. Your dissertation is also presented online. One of the hallmarks of the Doctor of Education Ed.
An introduction to qualitative research
In this article, we are going to discuss dissertation chapter 3 , as many students consider it to be the most challenging section to write and for a good reason. If you make a mistake in selecting or explaining your research methods, it can make your findings invalid. The body of the dissertation is divided into different chapters and sections. The standard dissertation structure may vary from discipline to discipline, but it typically includes sections like:.
Published on October 27, by Bas Swaen. Revised on February 15, by Shona McCombes. This is where you report the main findings of your research.