Scientific Dissertation Writing: How To Write A Scientific Dissertation?

What will you learn?

  1. The meaning of a scientific dissertation
  2. Purpose and importance of a scientific dissertation
  3. Front matter of a dissertation—Title to Table of Contents
  4. Using the IMRAD structure in your dissertation
  5. Back matter of a dissertation—Bibliography and Appendices
  6. Guidelines for reviewing a dissertation


Course Description

If you wants to pursue a career as a researcher, you have to take on the mammoth task of writing a dissertation as a key requirement to obtain your degree. This concise course on understanding the basics of a scientific dissertation will help you approach your task of writing a dissertation with more clarity and confidence.

This well-paced program will give you a clear idea of what a scientific dissertation is, highlighting its purpose and significance in research. You will also understand the ideal structure of a scientific dissertation, and the key elements to include in each section of the paper. The program wraps up with a list of important guidelines and checks to review you dissertation before submission. By the end of the course, you will be able to structure and present an impressive dissertation that establishes the focus and value of your research.


What topics will you cover?

  1. Introduction
  2. Objectives of the course
  3. What is a dissertation
  4. Purpose of scientific dissertations
  5. Structure of scientific dissertations
  6. Part of the front matter section
  7. Elements of the main text section
  8. About the back matter section
  9. Guidelines and final checks
  10. Summary
  11. Check your understanding


Course Narrator:

Phillip Schrank, Academic Trainer

Phillip Schrank is the Assistant Professor of International Relations at Chosun University in Gwangju. He has published and presented on topics ranging from democratization to alliance theory. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including research grants from Chosun University and a research grant from the US Department of State. Prior to his professorship at Chosun University, Phillip was a senior lecturer at the Korea Military Academy. Phillip has a BA in History and Broad Field Social Sciences, an MA in English Education, and is writing his dissertation for a PhD in International Relations. Phillip has conducted over 70 hours of workshops helping scholars publish in high level international journals.


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R Upskill

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