How To Come Up With Strong Ideas For A Dissertation In Social Work


You must have probably heard a hundred times that the work on your dissertation has to be treated extremely seriously. However hard you may find it to believe, at the beginner stages of your writing, this will actually take a significant part of your time and efforts the next few years and you will most part of your time awake writing your dissertation or at least thinking about it. That is why you have to start being responsible even with just choosing the topic for your future paper. This guide was created to help you figure out what to do when you are on this important step.

A dissertation topic: What shall it be like?

This may sound a bit odd, but there are actual requirements for what your dissertation topic shall look like. They may not be official and your professor may not have told you about them, but if you want to graduate sucessfully, you might want to consider them.

  1. Your topic has to be interesting for yourself. Don't forget that this paper will become your life for the next few months or even years, you don't want to spend that much time on something you don't have a passion about.
  2. You have to be able to complete a research and find data. Make sure the topic is real and you will have enough information to write the dissertation on. You need to determine if you have access to all the necessary materials and equipment.
  3. Your dissertation will have to create something new. This is the worl that crowns your academic career, you cannot allow yourslef simply repeat what others have already written before. You need to creat something original.

Steps to take to figure out your topic.

Now that we are sure what criteria we have for the topic, here is a little step-by-step guide:

  1. Selecting the area of study. First of all you need to decide which direction you want to follow. Think about the fields you covered during your studies. What interested you the most? What do you want to learn more about?
  2. Narrowing the area down. Now it gets a bit complicated. Your topic has to be specific, so what you have to do is specify the field you have chosen into a very close are you will be working in.
  3. Creating a thesis statment. Here you will be closing in again. You need to create a sentence that will represent your paper and it's main idea.