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Dissertation Calculator

based on the Dissertation Calculator (University of Minnesota) -- "breaks down the dissertation process into manageable deadlines and provides you with important resources and advice"

University of Minnesota 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.

UMN Stage 2 -- UCF Links for Steps 1 through 5

Step 1: Brainstorm possible research questions. Be creative. This is your chance to experiment with a variety of different questions you might pursue.

Step 2: Do some preliminary research.

Step 3: Narrow down your ideas to your top two or three.

Step 4: Discuss with all your advisors, other faculty, peers.

Step 5: Through this process, reach an agreement with your advisor on an initial set of research questions to guide your research. Note that as your research progresses, you might refine your questions.