Dissertation research design

February 16th, 2011

Following a good dissertation research design

Its like a plan. Or you could even equate it to being similar to a math problem. For every new creation, there is a design and there is a design for every new creation.

Following dissertation research design can be extremely easy. Many people find their design on the internet. Others go to a public or private library, find a dissertation they want to use, look at the proposal and set up, and there, they have it-a dissertation research design.

It is hard to build a building without a design that can be followed. It makes building alot easier when you have an example that can be followed or even copied down to its smallest importance.

When you follow a dissertation research design, you are taking your extra time to use a design that has been pre-approved, or preset up for you to use and you are essentially copying it. If you copy the design, you can guarantee a good grade for it.The design is like a model for you. The design is your layout, its your blue print. Even if you think that dissertation writing is easy or hard, you still need some kind of design when it comes to research.

Even a phd dissertation has a kind of research design that had to be followed in order to function to its full potential. The design for dissertations are usually the same. They usually look like what is below.

In order to follow a certain design, you need to first know what kind of dissertation you are focusing on. There are many many types of designs.

Knowing the right dissertation research design will be the first key into understanding what the design should look like.

Dissertation research design

According to dissertations statistics dot come some Research Design examples are as follows:


Historical Research Design (The reason for this design  is to collect, verify, synthesize evidence to establish facts that defend or refute your hypothesis. It must use primary sources, secondary sources, and lots of qualitative data sources such as logs, diaries, official records, reports, etc. The limitation is that the sources must be both authentic and valid.)


Case and Field Research Design (Also called ethnographic research, it uses direct observation to give a complete snapshot of a case that is being studied. It is useful when not much is known about a phenomenon. Uses few subjects.)


Descriptive or Survey Research Design (It attempts to describe and explain conditions of the present by using many subjects and questionnaires to fully describe a phenomenon.)


Correlation or perspective research design (It attempts to explore relationships to make predictions. It uses one set of subjects with two or more variables for each.)


Casual comparative Research Design (This research design attempts to explore cause and affect relationships where causes already exist and cannot be manipulated. It uses what already exists and looks backward to explain why.)


Developmental Research Design (Data are collected at certain points in time going forward. There is an emphasis on time patterns and longitudinal growth or change.)


Experimental Research Design (his design is most appropriate in controlled settings such as laboratories. The design assumes random assignment of subjects and random assignment to groups (E and C).)


Quasi experimental research Design (This research design approximates the experimental design but does not have a control group. There is more error possible in the results.)

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