For clients in the conceptual stages or with rough outlines or research questions, we provide comprehensive dissertation assistance, identifying past literature, forming a structure for the chapter, and turning an outline into a complete draft.
First, we review your draft and university requirements to customize our support. As the foundation for the full dissertation to come, it’s important to ensure this initial work builds on any pre-dissertation materials, such as a concept paper or prospectus, and provides a clear overview of the remaining chapters.
Next, we complete an extensive literature search. We identify current and seminal studies by performing targeted keyword searches on large databases such as ProQuest, JSTOR, PubMed, ERIC, and EBSCOhost. This step is critical to your study and ensures a clear path forward into your literature review.
From there, we turn to your proposed methodology, and ensure that the research questions (and hypotheses, if applicable), instrumentation, and sampling plan maintain alignment with the research gap and are completely feasible for you–along with your planned qualitative and/or statistical analysis.
We also confirm that your proposed methodology properly addresses the research questions.
Throughout your introduction, we ensure each of your foundational elements (problem, purpose, research questions, and methodology) are presented in polished academic prose and follow all dissertation editing requirements per your university’s style guide.
Discussion of all literature is presented in past tense, as you are discussing previously published work in your field. In contrast, any reference to your proposed study is presented in future tense to clearly indicate that this research is pending approval and yet to be completed.