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Dissertation Topics In Psychology Are Easy To Find On The Web

If you are going to use web searches to help come up with a dissertation topic, then first you need to know what type of dissertation you want to write. You need to pick something that you are really interested in because writing your dissertation will be the single biggest project you have done in your academic career and it will take up a lot of your time. While you need to make sure that you are interested in your own topic, don’t research anything that you are too emotionally invested in. You need to maintain your neutrality.

If you are going to search for ideas on the web, then first you need to narrow down your interests.

What type of dissertation are you interested in?

Types of Dissertations:

  •  Qualitative vs. quantitative
  • Empirical vs. theoretical
  • Individual vs. group

Once you have an idea of what type of dissertation suits you, then you can begin to combine those terms with your search for dissertation topics. Let’s say you are generally interested in the topic of girls’ education and you want to do quantitative empirical research. 

You could search for the terms:

  • Quantitative empirical psychology dissertation girls education.
  • You will find over 17 million results on Google with those search terms. 
  • You will want to narrow down the results to articles that will be more relevant to the creation of an original dissertation topic. To narrow your results to only include articles that were posted online in the past year using Google, you can click on “Search Tools” and then select “Past year.”
  • Doing this will narrow your results to articles posted online in the past year and is more likely to produce results where suggestions have been made about future research that has not yet been done.

The other great online source that is specifically for finding dissertations and theses is ProQuest.

By searching on ProQuest using the same search terms and limiting your date range, you will find open access dissertations and theses.

Start reading some of the results and if you find the subject matter interesting skip to the end where the author makes suggestions for further research. Read several of the results that you find from your search and make a list of at least ten suggestions for further research.

Once you have a list of at least ten dissertation topics, make an appointment with your advisor to select a topic.