Whilst we describe the main characteristics of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods dissertations, the Lærd Dissertation site currently focuses on helping guide you through quantitative dissertations, whether you are a student of the social sciences, psychology, education or business, or are studying medical or biological sciences, sports science, or another science-based degree.
Nonetheless, you may still find our introductions to qualitative dissertations and mixed methods dissertations useful, if only to decide whether these types of dissertation are for you.
Classic routes that you can follow include replication-based studies, theory-driven research and data-driven dissertations.
However, irrespective of the particular route that you adopt when taking on a quantitative dissertation, there are a number of core characteristics to quantitative dissertations: If you choose to take on a quantitative dissertation, go to the Quantitative Dissertations part of Lærd Dissertation now.
However, you will be able to learn about many of the quantitative aspects of doing a mixed methods dissertation in the Quantitative Dissertations part of Lærd Dissertation.
You may even be able to follow this part of our site entirely if the only qualitative aspect of your mixed methods dissertation is the use of qualitative methods to help you explore an issue or uncover major themes, before performing quantitative research to examine such themes further.However, we have not yet launched a dedicated section to qualitative dissertations within Lærd Dissertation.If this is something that you would like us to do sooner than later, please leave feedback.In the sections that follow, we briefly describe the main characteristics of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods dissertations.Rather than being exhaustive, the main goal is to highlight what these types of research are and what they involve.You will want to ensure you have understood what you have done, but more importantly that you haven’t forgotten anything.Remembering to be an ethical researcher and to understand the different parts of ethical research will mean that the participants of your study will be happy.You will learn more about the characteristics of quantitative dissertations, as well as being able to choose between the three classic routes that are pursued in quantitative research: replication-based studies, theory-driven research and data-driven dissertations.Upon choosing your route, the Quantitative Dissertations part of Lærd Dissertation will help guide you through these routes, from topic idea to completed dissertation, as well as showing you how to write up quantitative dissertations.Nonetheless, if you would like to see a dedicated section to mixed methods dissertations sooner than later, please leave feedback.At this stage, the primary research phase, you will have most porbably written up the literature review of your dissertation, methodology, a draft introduction and also recognized that you are ready to complete the different parts of the primary data collection stage.