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Welcome: These links are to www information useful to my work coaching doctoral candidates and to others who have similar interests.
This collection is a work in progress (WIP) thus I invite you to revisit in future.

Hope you find value.
Dr. Craig Barton, P. E., GSDC, MCM.

Literature Review Strategies

Dissertation-outline. University of Resources. Framework for identifying research gaps | Resource Details | National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools. Robinson, K.A., Saldanha, I.J., & Mckoy, N.A. (2011). Frameworks for determining research gaps during systematic reviews. Methods Future Research Needs Report No. 2. (Prepared by the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. HHSA 290-2007-10061-I). AHRQ Publication No. 11-EHC043-EF. Relevance for Public Health This framework for identifying research gaps from systematic reviews can direct research agendas to influence future public health policy and practice. Description This technical report, developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), outlines a framework for identifying research gaps from systematic reviews. Although there are rigorous methods for conducting systematic reviews, there has not been a systematic process for identifying research gaps when developing the future research sections.

The developers of this technical report sought to answer the question: Accessing the Method/Tool Language(s) English Format(s) On-line Access 1. Ontology, epistemology and theory – big words for simple ideas – The blog. I spent years worrying about words like ontology, epistemology and theory (particularly theory), but now I think that like much jargon they are big words behind which there are some pretty simple ideas. So here is my simplistic take on ontology, epistemology and theory: Ontology – how the world is. Socioculturalists (e.g. Lave) refer to ‘the lived world’. The distinction between a positivist and an interpretivist (I think) is that the positivist thinks that there is one reality whereas an interpretivist thinks that there are multiple realities (both may agree that there are physical things that exist in the world).

Epistemology – how we come to know the world. This is about how we recognise/see something in the world (e.g. A positivist thinks that research is about uncovering the truth (the one reality). Theory - its an explanation. Theories should help you understand how and why things happen in the way that they do. Do those simplistic definitions help? Painless Paragraphs: The NO TEARS Plan for Composing Academic Prose. Strong paragraph organization is the key to effective synthesis and logical flow of ideas in academic writing.

If you’ve heard us talk about paragraphing before, you’ve likely heard of the MEAL plan. A new mnemonic device for paragraphing, called the NO TEARS plan, can also help guide you as you craft an argument paragraph by paragraph. Read on to learn more. The Walden Writing Center teaches a paragraphing tool called the MEAL Plan, developed by Duke University’s Thompson Writing Program. Main IdeaEvidenceAnalysisLead Out To learn more about the MEAL Plan, check out the Writing Center's MEAL Plan webpage and our blog series called Breaking Down the Meal Plan. The MEAL acronym is useful in its simplicity. Topic SentenceEvidenceAnalysisRepeat as necessarySynthesis Here's how it works. Rather than simply presenting the evidence and being done with it, however, the writer must also analyze (A) the evidence to answer questions like "How is this known?

" Paragraph: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Recite: APA and Harvard citations checked instantly.

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PhD Oversight and Thought-Provokers. Dissertation Guides and Strategies. Outlines and Mapping. Problem Statement - Research Study using Expository Prose. Research Question(s) Proposal - Expository Prose. Bibliographic Management. Power Tools for You! Writing PhD Dissertation. Research Ethics. Plagiarism - Academic Integrity [Cheating] Research Nodes. Action Research. Academic Voices :: March 1, 2019. As an Assistant Professor at a major R-1 university, I was struggling to develop and teach a full course load; prioritize my research, which I was sorely neglecting; and raise my family in an entirely new city, far from any family and friends. Although critical to sustaining my position, publishing my research was falling by the wayside.

With the realization that my new academic career was at stake, I sought help from the ACW coaching program, and began working with my coach, Claire. Together Claire and I made some major progress on a number of goals. First, Claire helped me prioritize my research on a daily basis. Second, Claire also helped me stay positive. Finally, Claire provided me with substantial support in various aspects of my responsibilities as an Assistant Professor.

I highly recommend the ACW Coaching and Writing Program.