Wilcoxon Rank-Sum test : A Non Parametric Alternative to two Sample T-Test

Statistics, a scientific approach to analyzing numerical data, is employed to discover relationships among the phenomena to describe, predict and control their occurrence. Statistics helps the researcher to acquire precise, steadfast and dependable findings. Although there are several statistical tests such as ANOVA, independent t-test, etc. to arrive at the right result, one must choose … Continue reading “Wilcoxon Rank-Sum test : A Non Parametric Alternative to two Sample T-Test”

The Need of SPSS for a Successful Dissertation

Most candidates of US who are in the process of completing a dissertation or master’s thesis presently or in future have a common question to ask that is whether it is necessary to learn SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) for the preparation of a successful dissertation project. At some point of time it is … Continue reading “The Need of SPSS for a Successful Dissertation”

A lot of writing advice may be just futile for scholars. Why?

PhD students have a huge amount of writing advice available to them. There are large number of books, blogs and articles that are going around and increasing in numbers to extend advice to PhD writers so that they can handle it easily. However most of that advice is similar and does not come to much … Continue reading “A lot of writing advice may be just futile for scholars. Why?”

General tips for writing a good conclusion

A lot of scholars think that a conclusion is nothing but just a summary of the key points or the restatement of the thesis. This may not be the only objective of writing a conclusion. The main objective is to remind the reader that the evidence you have presented has contributed to the thesis. Conclusion … Continue reading “General tips for writing a good conclusion”

Think before you jump into a PhD

A lot of PhD students get lured into PhD programmes only because it appears to them as a very interesting and appealing field which they see many in their social circle and they feel that having a doctor degree would give them plenty of employment opportunities in both academics as well as industry. Often to … Continue reading “Think before you jump into a PhD”