Dissertation Consulting

Our Consulting Services provides expert advice to the following:

Topic Selection: Assist and guides you in identifying an interesting topic that makes a contribution to your field, and is appropriate in scope for a dissertation/thesis-level project

Prospectus and Proposal Writing: Provides guidance and direction as you develop and write your prospectus and/or proposal. Help you develop hypotheses that will be testable within the scope of the study or a solid overview of the dissertation/thesis and the relevant chapters that will be written with guidance on writing structure.

Literature Reviews and Problem Statements: Guides you to develop an approach to review the literature, and problem statement, including searching, selecting, summarizing, critically evaluating, and conceptualizing it into a coherent framework. Helps you present the literature in a way that tells a clear story and provides a solid background for research questions or a central argument. Work with you to establish a sound conceptual basis for the project, based on existing research findings or knowledge.

Methodology: Assist you with developing measurable and appropriate research (or evaluation) questions and hypotheses. Helps you design a methodologically sound study, including identifying participants, developing invite letters, consents sampling methods, appropriate measures, data collection and guiding the Methods section writing.  

Instrument Development and Evaluation: Helps with all aspects of scale development, including appropriately wording items, analysis of psychometric properties of the measure, and identifying and discarding weak items.

Qualitative Data Analysis: Provides you with guidance in designing qualitative studies, data coding, and analysis. Guides you to conduct compelling interviews, identify a theoretical orientation for qualitative data analysis, enhance the credibility and reliability of your research findings, interpret your findings, and provide feedback about your results and conclusions.

Discussion: Assist you to interpret your findings in light of hypotheses and existing literature, proposing alternative explanations, limitations, and future implications.

Developmental Editing: Provides an in-depth review of your writing and edits your manuscript for content, style, tone, clarity, level of detail, organization, grammar and punctuation. Ongoing assurance is provided to confirm your study concepts are adequately developed, tables and figures are used appropriately as per APA formatting.

Committee Members: Helps you integrate feedback from committee members so that you appropriately address their concerns and ideas. Your consultant will also help you proactively communicate with committee members and problem-solve any issues with them that may arise.

Oral Defense Meetings: Provides guidance on preparation of oral-defense meetings (both proposal meetings and final defense meetings).

To learn more, email at jloporto@latinavoice.org