Monthly Archives: January 2019

When Do I Need to Do a Power Analysis?

You have your dissertation topic, fleshed out your research questions, and have a plan in place for your target study population and how you’re going to collect your data. But how do you know whether your sample size is adequate to yield enough power in your study? A power analysis can help with that. […]

Dr. Roda’s Recent Trip to USF!

There are a lot of wonderful things going on here at Dissertation Editor, and we wanted to share some with you, our blog readers. In this field, we’ve had the opportunity to work with thousands of students from all kinds of backgrounds, at all sorts of schools, in nearly every subject field imaginable. […]

How to Write a Teaching Philosophy

If you’re going into academia – teaching, especially – then at some point you’ve likely been asked to write a statement of your teaching philosophy. If you’re stumped, you’re in good company – these aren’t easy to write, but most teaching jobs at the college level require it. While it can be challenging to […]

Dealing With a Difficult Adviser or Chair

In a perfect world, your dissertation adviser or Chair would always read and return emails promptly, provide unwavering support and expert guidance that always hits the mark. Their edits will be illuminating, clearly done, and propel you to the next part of your paper. Of course, our advisers and Chairs are only human, and […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Graduate Students

Happy New Year! It’s tradition for many people to make resolutions at the start of the new year, but so many times they fall by the wayside by the time January ends. As a grad student, why not use this opportunity to make some resolutions that are practical and can help you with your […]

Study Skills Tips

Let me guess: you looked at the blog topic and thought, study skills? CLEARLY, I know how to study and study well; I wouldn’t have made it to graduate school if I didn’t. Well….maybe, maybe not. Graduate school is different than college, with the demands being different and most likely, your life circumstances are […]

Thoughtful Thursday: Books About Science that Everyone Should Read

It’s the tail end of winter break for many of you, and hopefully you’ve been able to take at least some time off from writing and research and enjoy some free time, get some sleep, get outside and play in the snow, or do some “pleasure reading.” It can be fun to read something […]

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