I don’t necessarily think that choosing the project route cuts you off from doing a Ph D but I think it might be more of a barrier.In doing a project you’d have to work against more barriers, whereas doing a thesis it opens more doors.
I’m building on my previous masters program in which I did a project.
I have experienced what it’s like to do a project and I know how involved and comprehensive it can be.
One of these is a project study, or an applied study.
Most students in advanced studies have a general idea of what a dissertation is, but fewer people know what a project study is.
I pretty much knew what I wanted to do when I got here a year ago, although the work has gone through some changes as the year progressed.
For the most part it has always been about making Shakespeare more accessible to students from a place of experience…in other words, the question I kept asking myself was, “If students experienced Shakespeare as an actor experiences Shakespeare, could a relevance or personal connection be made/found?
Most of us know that a dissertation is an extended piece of research.
A typical structure for a dissertation in the social sciences is five chapters: introduction, literature review, methodology, results, and discussion.
A central feature of the dissertation is the research problem.
The research problem is the impetus for conducting a study: there is inconclusiveness about a topic in the literature or a gap in our understanding of a phenomenon.