Tips on Thesis, Dissertation, Final Year Project & Research Writing / 論文 學術研究策略提示

Primary Research in Brief (Quantitative, Generic Qualitative*, or Mixed-methods)

Secondary Research in Brief (Critical or Meta Analysis)

  • Pinpoint what is missing or what must be added
  • Define a research aim
  • Review the literature to compare theories and findings
  • Develop a theoretical framework and hypotheses based on the review or define a research question
  • Rationalise from philosophy, methodology to methods as to how data were collected and analysed
  • Data analysis statistically or thematically
  • Compare own findings with the literature
  • Draw a conclusion and make recommendations

* Grounded Theory, Ethnography, or Phenomenology has a bottom-up apporach that generally does not start on a theoretical basis

  • Pinpoint what is missing or what must be added
  • Define a SMART or PICOT question
  • Rationalise the research design
  • Define a search strategy
  • Appraise evidence using an appraisal framework
  • Construct a table of evidence 
  • Combine findings using a plot or themes
  • Assess findings based on levels of evidence
  • Compare own findings with the literature
  • Draw a conclusion and make recommendations

Primary Research in Data Collection & Analysis

Secondary Research Data Collection & Analysis

  • Determine types of research methods before ethical approval (A research design is largely justfied by the knowlede gap)
  • Explain the methods in the ethical application form and apply for ethical approval as early as possible, it takes time to get approved
  • Conduct data collection as planned
  • Extend the sampling window (if allowed) to reach the size or until it has reached the saturation point
  • Data entry or transcription
  • Data analysis
  • Present findings in the report
  • Determine types of research methods before ethical approval
  • Explain the methods in the ethical application form and apply for ethical approval as early as possible, it takes time for approval
  • Literature searches, the scale depends on a meta or critical analysis
  • Data synthesis and analysis
  • Present findings in the report

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