August 08, 2019
Doctoral students are often quick in selecting the methods even before being able to articulate the research problem. At the same time doctoral students appear to struggle to justify the motivations for their selection. And both are actually related as the justification for a method without problem understanding is quite normal. This is because the chosen research method/s would normally be derived from and historically applied in the traditions from the field of study.
It is only where none of these methods are deemed to be appropriate to addressing the research problem, that another method might be selected. It may be for clear reasons that we need to investigate the problem in ways that have not been utilized in prior studies. While all of this appears to be quite easy and a straight forward undertaking on the surface, the struggles of doctoral students suggests that it is not.
To assist doctoral students in identifying and defending such research methods, the DoctorateHub are presenting an interactive webinar on How to Identify and Defend your Research Methods and Methodologies at 12 noon UK time (GMT+1) on the 24 of August 2019.
To register click here. Once registered, participants will be forwarded the webinar link to dial into.
To maximise the learning for participants, questions may be sent to the DoctorateHub to: firstname.lastname@example.org. These will be addressed during the webinar.
We will start at 12noon UK time (GMT+1) sharp, so please log in a few minutes before in readiness.