(from University of Minnesota's Dissertation Calculator)
Read the narrative for this stage on the University of Minnesota (UMN) website, then use the links listed below to update the links in the narrative and to locate UCF resources equivalent to those described for UMN.
Step 1: Survey available paradigms/methods and find your best fit.
Step 2: Consider paradigms/methods you might use. Note that, depending on what discipline you are in, you might choose to use one or more of these approaches.
Step 3: Explore analytical methods including statistics.
Step 4: Decide on a working methodology.