I am happy to provide a number of useful tips for PhD theses due to my ghostwriting experience and as a former UAS Lecturer. These are also very helpful for various forms of collaboration, such as the consistent focus on the right research question, the appropriate methodological approach, the right maintainer, a coherent structure that is maintained, proper handling of sources, and a simple trick to slice summaries , Conclusions and conclusions.
- Always keep an eye on the right research question
Due to the often high complexity of a doctoral thesis, many doctoral students sooner or later lose the thread. An essential key to dealing with this problem lies in my experience as a ghostwriter of dissertations in the formulation of the right research question, which is clear and unambiguous and must be kept in mind at every stage of the work – from the initial research to the final revision. This is the only way to handle the flood of information selectively and unerringly.
- The right methodological approach
Crucial for the appropriate scientific structure is the methodological approach: e.g. in a quantitative work, an existing hypothesis is tested empirically, in a qualitative work, usually no hypothesis is required, it is open to new findings on the research object. Therefore you should clarify at the beginning which kind of work is better for you and then you are looking for the right supervisor.
The field also plays a decisive role in the choice of method. I have in-depth experience in the fields of economics, sociology, psychology, education, health science on history and philosophy to construction technology and advise you!
- Choose the right supervisor
Another important point is the choice of supervisor – if this is possible by the doctoral candidate. In practice, two mistakes are common: The supervisor is extremely competent in the field – or he has little idea of it. Both brings difficulties in the preparation of the thesis – a knowledge from years of experience as a ghostwriter. In the first case, there are often very detailed ideas about individual contents or results of the dissertation. For the student, this means having to deal with these details, which are often of little importance to the result. In case two, if the supervisor has little knowledge in this special field, it also leads to unpleasant experiences: It is of course not acknowledged by the care of this ignorance. Instead, there are nevertheless guidelines that are often nonsensical and often worsen good work and are associated with additional effort.
- Logically structured structure
First, an exposé or a disposition of the doctoral thesis is prepared, here there is usually a template from the university. As a rule, it already contains the exact classification of the chapters. This should be logical and conclusive and should not change any further in the further course of the dissertation – then a substructure can be created on which one can derive exact research, the dissertation is subdivided into manageable work packages. This makes it possible to work more and more deeply into the subject, the parent Conclusio can be easily derived.
- Document all sources
It is important to record all sources exactly at the beginning and to write down the relevant contents in the form of excerpts in the best possible textual quality. Otherwise it will be very difficult to find these sources again. These excerpts can be incorporated into the respective sections in a further step.
- Summaries and interim conclusions on own file
So as not to have to scroll back and forth, when working on a summary, a conclusion or a conclusion, you open a second file next to the open work and can therefore summarize the chapter or the entire thesis much more easily and derive the corresponding further conclusions.