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Is it seriously needed? Guidelines for topic selection? It’s quite funny yah. So let me say about how do you select your research topic? Opps! I forgot. Your professor has selected topic for you in your Graduation. Right? Ok, no issue, then just tell me how do you select your topic for assignments? What are the basic criteria?
Simple, finding an issue with our related field, gathering information about that issue and framing topic. Only three steps are enough. It would be better if we analyse that issue based on some case studies. Well said but for dissertation, only these three steps are not alright. Don’t forget you are appointed as a role of researcher and your duty is to point out the actual situation with proper justification in front of your readers. Your approach will be realistic and all data must be dynamic. So, you have to work too hard in case of choosing your dissertation topic.
Look, ‘dissertation’– the term itself is very serious that we cannot take it as in casual tone. So, selecting a dissertation topic is not an easy task for students especially those who are possessed their Master Degree. It is difficult because here your professor is not supposed to frame your thesis topic on behalf of you. That part was done in your graduation year but in advance studies like Master’s level or Ph.D. level, you have to frame your topic by own. Another thing is, based on that research topic; your entire academic evaluation will be rated. So, choosing any simple and easy topic will not help you in getting good grades in final examination. So, you have to be very careful and realistic at the same time while going to select your dissertation topic. Below some points are given to help you in selecting your research topic.
Choose favorable field: Always select your favorable filed to select your research topic. Look, research paper requires your own point of view, analysis, justification. So, if your topic will be out of your knowledge, then it will be difficult for you to draw proper conclusion. So, your topic must be from your favorable field.
Select your interesting genre: Your interested genre must be reflected in your research topic otherwise, you can’t be able to analyse your research paper and its appearance will be very fishy to your readers. Suppose marketing from MBA is your favorable field. From this, you are interested in branding genre. Then your selected research topic must be from this genre
Do market research: Do a detail market research about your favorite genre. It requires otherwise you cannot find out the issue faced by market or companies. Suppose, you have found an issue in branding genre in demographic segment while it was working well in other market segments. So, you can select your issue from demographic segment only based on which your research topic will be framed.
Find out the issue: Now the time is for selecting your research issue to frame out your research aim, objectives, questions. Your issue must be realistic and informative. Any kind of vague information will be losing authenticity of your dissertation.
Select your variables: One independent and one dependent variable must be there on your research topic otherwise, you cannot able to draw a valid conclusion for your dissertation. Based on these two variables, your statistical analysis and regression will be calculated.
Frame your dissertation title: Now, you can frame your dissertation title. Make sure, your title must include all above-mentioned points like variables, issue, interest. Title must be short but catchy. Don’t frame your title in 20 or 50 words. It will be maximum 8-10 words.
So, now you can understand the basic criteria of choosing dissertation topic. Now you can present your research draft to your professor for approval. Hope you will do your best.