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Nicolo Belavendram
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With AsterWrite, a student can conduct Action Research using Applets for specific functions and arranging them to synthesize the research activities.
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With AsterWrite, a student can conduct Action Research using Applets for specific functions and arranging them to synthesize the research activities.
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With AsterWrite, a student can conduct Action Research using Applets for specific functions and arranging them to synthesize the research activities.
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There is so much software! I see students learning so much software for masters and doctorate students. Researchers spend so much time learning software. I wonder if they are actually conducting a research program or learning more software.
For example, there are so many software that students need for Qualitative Analysis. There are so many software they need for Quantitative Analysis. Then there is the Referencing. Plus a whole lot of others.
The question is: How much resources should a researcher put into learning software. Each software has its own features, and peculiarities. And despite all that, there is little or no inter-connectivity. Until now that is.
With AsterWrite the paradigm changes from a flat earth to sphere earth. If that means anything to you, at all, take a look at https://sites.google.com/view/asterwrite and https://sites.google.com/view/thesiswriting
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The literature review is a crucial step in a masters or doctorate program. Why? Because 1) it establishes what is already known, 2) it establishes what is not already known. What is already known is credited to others. What is not already known is what the researcher needs to follow. It is within this unknown area that the researcher needs to create further questions called research questions. A research question must be synthesized from the independent variables and dependent variables established in the course of the literature review. Anything not established in the literature review cannot be used to develop the research question. And once the research question is established, honestly, the (qualitative or quantitative) test, test design, test method and sample size calculation are all fixed. Now tell me, what is your problem?
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In my 25+ years of lecturing and supervising masters and doctorate students, one thing is clear. Students dive into their thesis writing without a direction. They are always finding their way. The irony is, for research and thesis writing, the process of Graduation-On-Time is almost as certain as burger flipping. Not that I am demeaning the masters or doctorate study process. Far from it, it is the exasperation of the same mistakes done over and over again. Every student has to learn it by re-inventing the wheel. In an age where social media and online software abound, the notion that a student has to learn by trial-and-error is wasteful indeed. You have to learn; that is true. But to learn by a random walk? You pay the price. Researching, especially for the masters and doctorate students, is not something that has never been done before. You are simply trying to continue something that was done by others before. Now consider this, a student says, Sir ... 1) I have collected my data, so how can I construct my research question. 2) I am writing my conclusion, but can you write a problem statement for me. 3) I do not have any variables for my study, what should I do? And the list goes on ... When then, take a look at https://sites.google.com/view/asterwrite
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How do you conduct your qualitative data analysis? Ok - most software create a flat list of codes. Then you take documents and extract the excerpts and attach codes to it. Then you select the codes you want and get a soft or hard print of the related excerpts. WHAT A WASTE OF TIEM. Try AsterWrite and change the way you work. http://asterwrite.blogspot.my/2016/07/qualitative-analysis-in-asterwrite.html
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Some major difficulties faced by students of masters and doctorate thesis writing are: conducting the literature review, developing research questions, developing questionnaires with validity and reliability, conducting quantitative data analysis, conducting qualitative data analysis, conducting structural equation modelling, etc. and perhaps linking it all together. But difficulties can (nearly) always be overcome with the right tool from the toolbox. The truth is, most students don't even know what toolbox exist let alone how to use the tools. Which is why we have AsterWrite - the intelligent toolbox that's more like a an intelligent supervisor - any day, any time. Of course you have to see to believe.
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Manage Graduate On Time using the AsterWrite together with all its features. Individual student can benefit from the work load balancing. Universities can benefit by monitoring student performance at the supervisor, department and faculty levels. Take a look.
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