May 12, 2018
Once you have identified your research problem statement, developed a Doctoral Thesis Proposal and worked through the intended structure of your thesis, it’s time to consider the formulation of your Research Questions. Are they quantitatively, qualitatively or mixed-method focused? This will have a direct impact on the way you undertake your thesis.
Research questions need to relate to the problem statement and be based around the research method selected. This allows the doctoral candidate to explore the problem through, for example, a central one-ended question and associated sub-questions for qualitative, or central question/s and hypothesis for quantitative. This aids the clarity of articulating the relationship between the problem statement, research question and outcome or expectations.
To assist with how to achieve this valuable skill, the Doctorate Hub team are holding a live webinar on Formulating Research Questions led by Dr Ana Faria on Saturday, 19th May 2018 at 7pm UK time (6pm GMT). The webinar will cover how to develop your research questions, with a number of qualitative examples offered. To register Click here. Once registered, participants will be forwarded the webinar link to dial into.
The presentation on Formulating Research Questions will be available at the Doctorate Hub in the days following the webinar.
As always, we welcome your thoughts on topics that would be valuable to you or others going forward.
Feel free to explore the Doctorate Hub and register for the Doctoral Thesis Discussion group under the Learning area, if you haven’t already, where we can exchange idea and support each other. The website is being progressively populated with valuable information to support our Doctoral journeys and beyond as many of us continue undertaking post-Doctoral research in our organisations or seek to publish in peer review journals.
We will start at 7pm UK time sharp, so please log in a few minutes before in readiness.
See/talk to you all soon.