A dissertation is a well-organized piece of writing and there are some steps that are necessary for us to follow while writing a dissertation. These steps are known as dissertation milestones. It is also necessary for the students to cover these milestones of dissertation writing before the deadline. If a student doesn’t cover this dissertation writing milestones in an effective way, there is a possibility that these milestones may affect the quality of the dissertation. There are some students who don’t have enough idea about these dissertation writing milestones.
A brief overview of these dissertation writing milestones is given below;
Research ethics education
The main aim of the research of a dissertation is to conduct scholarly research about a specific topic. In this research, there should involve some human subjects. Therefore, the first milestone to write a dissertation is to create an ethical sound research plan.
It is also a fact that we can’t commence the dissertation writing task without approving the topic from the supervisor. Usually, it is asked to the students to approve the topic just within 8 weeks.
Mentor approved a research plan
To write a dissertation, there requires a complete research plan. After completing this research plan, it is also necessary for the students to approve this research plan from the mentor. The estimated time required to approve research plan from the mentor is 12 weeks.
Committee approved a research plan
After approving your research plan, your mentor will share this research plan with the committee members. The committee members will ask some questions about the input and output of your research. After that, they will give approval to your research plan.
Institutional review board approval
The members of the institutional review board will take an overview of your dissertation and they will decide either the research participants of your dissertation are according to their established ethical practices or not.
Pre-data collection call
To write a dissertation, there requires a huge amount of data and this data is collected by adopting a specific data collection technique. For this reason, a phone meeting will be arranged between your mentor and committee members and they will give approval to a dissertation data collection methodology.
Mentor approved chapters
As we know that a dissertation is a lengthy piece of writing and it is divided into different chapters. Therefore, after writing each chapter of your dissertation, it is necessary for you to approve it from your mentor.
Committee approved dissertation
After approving your dissertation, your mentor will send your dissertation to the committee members. The committee members will take an overview of your dissertation and provide you with feedback about the quality of your dissertation.
Editing and proofreading
On the basis of the views and feedback of the committee members, you will have to edit and proofread your dissertation.
Final manuscript approval
After editing and proofreading your dissertation, it is an unavoidable thing for you to send your dissertation to the committee members for final manuscript approval.
Submit a manuscript for publication
After that, you will have to submit your dissertation for publication.
Dean’s final approval
At last, your dissertation will be approved by the dean and you will be able to earn your degree with distinction.