A thesis is a document that presents the author’s research and findings and is submitted for a degree or professional qualification. However, given that they are often thousands of words long, writing them can be quite a daunting task! This course is ideal for those preparing to write a thesis from students and academics to writers and entrepreneurs.
Thesis Writing For Beginnersis an online program that will help expand your knowledge of literature review, data collection and research methodology to prepare a professional thesis.
In this professional development course, you will learn to define a problem, outline a hypothesis, select a topic, undertake quantitative and qualitative research, and find appropriate literature from journal articles, textbooks and the internet.
You will also learn to write a research proposal, structure your thesis according to guidelines and ethical data collection, and recognise some of the pitfalls when it comes to writing an academic paper.
On completion of this course, you will have a sound knowledge of how to write a thesis, whether it’s to enhance your career opportunities, expand your writing portfolio or pitch a new business idea!
Research Project - Thesis Preparation
Unit 1 – The problem statement
What is a problem
Selecting a topic
Structure of a problem statement
How does a problem statement relate to quantitative and qualitative research
Referencing and reference types
Unit 2 – The literature review part one
What is a literature review
Relating your literature review to the problem statement
Types of literature
Finding literature: text books, journal articles, indexes, abstracts, internet
Unit 3 – The literature review part two
Literatire review structure
Presentation of work
Unit 4 – The hypothesis
What is a hypothesis
Structuring a hypothesis
What is not a hypothesis
Correlation vs cause and effect
Unit 5 – The method
Structuring your research method
Unit 6 – Data collection
Primary and secondary sources of data
What is correlation
Questionnaires, Surveys and Tests
Combination and triangulation
Unit 7 – Research proposal
Cover Page, abstract, introduction, problem statement, hypothesis, context background, literature survey, research methodology
Time schedule, budget, terminology, resource list, appendix
Unit 8 – Thesis writing
Nature of thesis structure
Thesis structure guidelines: different types
Unit 9 – Ethics
Ethics of collecting data
Non human research
Categories of research
Unit 10 – Where to from here
Finalising a thesis submission
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
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Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
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All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
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Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.
Professional development for those wishing to learn to prepare and plan a thesis.