The doctoral dissertation is supposed to be one of the best writing you will ever craft in your academic career. At the doctoral level and with the kind of seriousness attached to dissertations, things can become time and effort consuming along the way. If you decide to compose your dissertation on leadership, be rest assured of some challenges just as any dissertation. Be also assured on the other side that you will have access to lots of resources at your disposal.
Leadership is a broad area and to reduce stress and suffering when going through your dissertation, it is imperative to make sure that you narrow your topic or area of research down. This will let you focus on a more specific thing and research well into it.
As said earlier on, make sure that you narrow down your topic along the leadership lines. Get more specific topics to do your research on. Also, make sure your topic is approved before you even start the actual work. You can change topics that supervisors or your institution find difficult approving.
Try to schedule your interviews right from the onset. Know how, when and where to collect your data conveniently even before you do anything. At this juncture, also take your time to craft an outline that will serve as your guide. As you go, changes will be made in your draft, but that is something to be expected in a good dissertation.
Don’t leave your supervisor out of the picture. Make sure you have regular appointments with your supervisor. Through these appointments, you get to clear yourself of doubts in your work. For example, verify the kind of referencing system to use, APA or MLA. Also, make sure that any changes that you make to your work are seen by your supervisor.
If writing is not much of your strength, don’t forget to seek help, not in entirety, but a little from professional writing companies. You can also make use of your educational institution’s campus writing lab or the library for any materials.
When done with your work, make sure that you get a professional proofreader to scan through and make all necessary editing for you.