When you begin writing for research you’ll need to get to grips with some challenging academic language. In particular, you need to get on top of three very important concepts: Ontology, Epistemology and Methodology.Read More
Author: Kevin O'Gorman
We spoke to over 30 current and recently graduated PhD students and asked them what two things they wished they had known before they started their PhD that they know now. Unsurprisingly there was a great deal of overlap, so we anonymised and offer a summary of what they told us.Read More
Now, before we go any further, clearly articulating you theory, context, data collection, and data analysis is not enough to get published, however, not doing is enough to get your paper desk rejected.
Clear articulation of all three things is subject to a sensible selection process; a general review might not require the application of any particular theory, whilst a conceptual paper may not involve the collection and analysis of original data, but once you know what type of paper you are writing, you should be able to break it down. Being able to explain your paper in relation to each of these sections is of great help when considering both the ways in which to frame the paper, and the gaps that your research addresses.Read More
Prof. Kevin O’gorman gives his top 10 hints on how to get published for the first time. It is way more accessible than you actually think.Read More
The following table offers a suggested structure and approximate word counts for your MSc Dissertations. It is not set in stone and should be changed to suit your project and your institution. Remember a key rule for success – Follow the advice of your supervisor!Read More