Writing and Research Tips
Qualitative vs. Quantitative Methodology
31st July 2021
What is the Difference Between Qualitative and Quantitative Methodology? The difference between qualitative and quantitative dissertations can be seen in the meaning of each word: qualitative comes from the Latin qualis, “of what kind?” while quantitative comes from the Latin quantus, “of what size?” Qualitative studies seek to understand subjective interrelationships while quantitative studies seek to establish and examine definitive numerical relationships.
Academic New Year's Resolutions for 2019
2nd January 2020It’s a new year! It’s that time when people make resolutions…and often break them. We did a post like this last year, which you can read here.
What Can You Do with a Dissertation Editor Gift Card?
5th December 2019The holidays are coming up, and sometimes it’s not easy to figure out what to get friends or family members.
Graduate School and Disabilities
19th November 2019Did you know that nearly 20 percent of undergraduate students (19.4%) report having a disability, and 8 percent of masters students and 7 percent of doctoral students report having a disability? The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) defines “disability” in legal terms, not medical terms, and defines a person with a disability as “a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Dissertation Editor: What We Do
8th October 2019The school year is getting underway and Dissertation Editor is ready to help! Our name might have the word “dissertation” in it, but did you know that we aren’t just for dissertations or theses? That’s right! We offer a range of services for both students and professionals, at every stage of your career.
Want to Combat Stress or Burnout? Get Outside!
27th August 2019As graduate school looms in the not-so-distant future, you might be a little anxious about starting or going back to your graduate program or stressed out about your dissertation or thesis.
Making the Most out of Summer During Graduate School
18th July 2019Summer is here and your instinct might be to kick back and relax and do as little work as possible on your thesis or dissertation – after all, you want to actually enjoy your summer, right? Well…yes and no.
Summer Reading: Books and Workbooks on Academic Writing
9th July 2019Summer is a great time to work on any challenges you might have with writing, especially academic writing.
Why Reading Widely Is So Important
19th March 2019If you talk with any professional writer, at some point they will likely tell you that if you’re interested in becoming a writer, you need to read.
The Importance of Proofreading
12th March 2019During the dissertation writing process, we get a lot of clients who are aware of the value of editing, rewriting, and revising, but did you know that a final proofread is just as important as the initial editing, if not more so? When we work with a client, after the editing process (both line and then copy) is over and the client thinks they have the finished product ready to go, we will often suggest a final proofread and format order.
Dr. Roda's Recent Trip to USF!
29th January 2019
There are a lot of wonderful things going on here at Dissertation Editor, and we wanted to share some with you, our blog readers.
4 Ways a Professional Editor Can Help Save You Time and Money
13th November 2018We get it – as a graduate student, you don’t have a ton of disposable income, and so you’re careful about how you spend your money.
Write Every Day
25th October 2014Writing is central for both working on a dissertation and for academic careers that often follow graduate school.
Finishing Your Dissertation
26th September 2014The Challenges of Dissertation Writing Dissertations are huge projects. They are often the biggest, most extensive undertaking that a graduate student has been tasked with completing up to that point of his or her academic career.
Online PhD Programs - Pros and Cons
19th September 2014Online graduate programs are becoming more and more popular—and this includes PhD programs. Traditional, brick-and-mortar programs have their benefits, but they also have their downsides.
How to Write a Dissertation in Scholarly Tone
10th September 2014In any written, academic undertaking, scholarly tone is of utmost importance. Tone, rigor, sources, and precision are some of the clear indicators that distinguish scholarly from popular writing.
APA 6th Edition for Dissertations: An Introduction
20th August 2014If your institution requires that you format your dissertation according to APA style, your APA manual is about to become an invaluable resource for you as you try to navigate an overwhelming number of style specifications.
Chicago Manual of Style: An Introduction
21st May 2014For those of you in the humanities, particularly in the fields of history and anthropology, you will eventually become an expert in citing sources according to the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS).