Happy Doc Student Podcast

#49 The 4 U's of Great Dissertation Research with Dr. Tim Stafford

October 13, 2021 Heather Frederick, PhD Episode 49
Happy Doc Student Podcast
#49 The 4 U's of Great Dissertation Research with Dr. Tim Stafford
Show Notes

Dr. Tim Stafford holds a PhD in Education/Instructional design for Online Learning and has over 30 years as an educational leader and innovator with an emphasis in leading educational technology and e-learning development teams for blended and asynchronous learning environments, institutional technology rollouts, accreditation, curricula development and development of professional learning environments and infrastructures. 

 In this episode, he shares The 4 U’s of Great Dissertation Research:

1)    Useful – Would this research be useful to the field? and Is it useful to you (is this feasible?)

2)    Unique –How is your research going to be different from what everyone else has done in the field? How does this point back to you as a unique researcher?

3)    Urgent – If you don’t do this research what happens? Why do we need to know this now? 

4)    Ultra-specific – This isn’t the time to think too big. Remember the wall of knowledge – each field is a brick and you are bringing one tiny grain of sand 

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