Thesis Research Design Seminar - MIT OpenCourseWare

Your dissertation or thesis research design will be influenced by time, money, and your dissertation committee. Our staff can help you choose a research methodology that will get you the most useful information in the most cost-effective and realistic way.

Seminar focusing on the development of thesis research design and data analysis.

The researcher mails written surveys to all Board members with a requested return date and a stamped return envelope. Once the surveys are returned, the researcher codes and enters the data into the database so that it can be used independently as well as integrated when the case study progresses to the point of cross-case examination of data for all four cases.


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In addition to research ambiguity, PhD candidates have to cope with philosophical ambiguity. The proliferation of “isms” such as positivism, postpositivism, realism, constructivism, and constructionism, dissuades PhD candidates from explicitly positioning their research design in the light of Philosophy of Science. In order to reduce such philosophical ambiguity, I have developed a synthesis of four philosophical stances based on two dimensions: discovery or justification, of facts or values. The resulting stances – objective discovery, subjective discovery, objective justification, and subjective justification – introduce PhD candidates to the importance of designing research which is consistent in terms of ontology, epistemology, methodology, and axiology.