Historiography[ edit ] Academic historians who specialize on the life and thought of Hitler have concluded he was irreligious and anti-Christian.
Make a bigger impact by learning how Walden faculty and alumni got past the most difficult research roadblocks. Whether you are a current student or a doctoral graduate, conducting research is an integral part of being a scholar-practitioner with the skills and credibility to effect social change.
Fortunately, many of the research challenges you will face—from choosing a topic, to finding study participants, to staying sane throughout the process, and every step in between—have already been addressed by members of the Walden community. Here, they share their insights on how to overcome seven top research challenges.
She shares her recommendations for choosing an effective research topic. Develop a doable topic. Determine what resources you have available—time, money, people—and choose a topic that you can do justice.
Read everything you can on the topic. Find a theoretical basis to support your topic. The key is having an overarching theoretical context for your results. Make sure the topic will hold your interest. Stephanie Cawthon, helped her focus on the crux of what she wanted to explore.
Let yourself shift gears. Fine-tune your topic based on input from others. I drove people crazy. And each time, I would revise slightly based on what the last person taught me.
Turner award two times for chairing outstanding dissertation recipients. She offers several techniques for getting on the right path when it comes to choosing the appropriate methodology for your study. Let your answers guide you. Determine what kind of design and methodology can best answer your research questions.
The design comes out of the study, rather than being imposed on the study. Hone your study design. For a qualitative study, you might use focus groups and interviews, for example, to collect data, whereas a quantitative study may use test scores or survey results.
Either way, the methodology should be so clear that any other trained researcher should be able to pick it up and do it exactly the same way.
Be honest about your abilities. If not, determine if you can develop the skills or bring together a research team. Take your time with the planning process. Assembling a Research Team Research is never done in a vacuum. Once your topic and methodology are in place, you will need a research team to support you, as well as study participants.
These people are invaluable for helping you consider your idea from a different angle or perspective. Be clear about your needs. Similarly, when it comes to finding mentors, or getting help for tasks such as creating a survey tool or writing your research question, Savage suggests being very clear about what you need from them.
Lemery shares how, through trial and error, he recruited participants for his study. Lemery first tried hiring a third-party email marketing group to send his survey to 50, self-identified men who fit his criteria. Leverage the power of a network.
Lemery also approached established researchers in his field for guidance and networking. Getting Institutions to Participate Sometimes recruiting study participants requires going through institutions, which may put up barriers, particularly if your research is controversial or sensitive, and this presents an additional challenge.
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