Helping Graduate Students Develop a Research Path
Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The purpose of this article is to share suggestions for developing a research program or path for incoming or current graduate students. Students should inquire if any research opportunities will be available. The topic of a dissertation should be manageable in size and scope. The topic of a thesis or dissertation could lead to other projects so students should have a genuine interest in the topic. Students should become acquainted with faculty and their research before inviting a faculty member to be the student's adviser. When a thesis or dissertation is nearing completion, the student and adviser should work together to develop manuscripts based on the research.
DeVaney, S., Wilmarth, M., Lee, Young-A, Delgadillo, L., & Spangler, A. (2019). Helping graduate students develop a research path. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal 47, (4), 384-394.