Thesis Preparation


In case you are planning to do your Bachelor or Masters thesis and nail it, we may be able to help you. Here are some tips to help you nail the process with interesting hacks. The suggestions we provide here do not comprise all sections of your thesis, but some of them! So make sure to complement them with research method books and supervision meetings with your supervisor.

And Remember: ENJOY the ride!

START: Structuring a Research Project (or Thesis) Idea

Do you have an idea for a research project but you do not know how to structure it? No worries, here are some (hopefully) useful tips!

We have developed a step by step guide to help you define your research idea by specifying the context and theory of your study. And following this, by structuring your research aim and objectives.

DOWNLOAD: MusicStats.org 1. Structuring a Research Project or Thesis Idea.pdf

Introduction Chapter (of a Thesis)

So now you have a clear idea of what to do for your research project but you don’t know how to start your thesis?

No worries! We’ve got your back. Here are some (hopefully) useful tips to do a great job on your INTRODUCTION Chapter and impress your reviewers!

DOWNLOAD: MusicStats.org-2.-Introduction Chapter of a Thesis.pdf

Structuring Your Theoretical Background (Literature Review)

Let me guess:  You know what you will write about, you have mastered Chapter 1 (Introduction) but you don’t know how to move forward with your chapter 2 (THEORETICAL BACKGROUND or Literature Review)?

Alright, alright… We feel your pain. But that’s why we’ve written down some recommendations that hopefully will be useful for you!

DOWNLOAD: MusicStats.org 3. Developing a Theoretical Background Literature Review of a Thesis.pdf

Defining the Research Plan

Choosing the right design and method to address your research question is just like solving a complex problem. You need to be SPOT ON. And that’s why we’ve written down some recommendations that hopefully will be useful for you!

DOWNLOAD: MusicStats.org 4. Defining the Research Plan Research Design Mind Map.pdf

DOWNLOAD: MusicStats.org 5. Defining the Research Plan Extra Hacks.pdf

Managerial Recommendations

It seems like you have finished analyzing your data and now has come the time to suggest some recommendations to the industry based on your findings? Fantastic! I have some tips that can be helpful and you will absolutely master this section of your thesis.

DOWNLOAD: MusicStats.org - 11. Managerial Recommendations

EXTRA STEP: Preparing for an In-depth Interview

So you will develop an exploratory study and you have defined with you supervisor that will need to conduct IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS but you have NO CLUE how to do them?

Well my friend, we can’t do the work for you. But we can try to help with some tips!

DOWNLOAD: MusicStats.org 6. Preparing for an in-depth INTERVIEW.pdf

EXTRA STEP: Thesis Checklist (Before submission!)

Soooo… it seems like you’ve finished your thesis and you are close to printing, submitting to your supervisor and heading to the pub to have a relaxing beer, right?

NOT YET! It’s time to go through the checklist!

DOWNLOAD: MusicStats.org 7. Thesis Checklist Before Submission.pdf

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