dissertation comparativeWriting a dissertation is about demonstrating your deep knowledge, expertise, and some important skills. Analytical thinking is one of the main skills that every student should possess, especially the one working on a dissertation.
 
In this article, we want to talk about a dissertation comparative analysis – one of the methods you can use to do research.
 
By the way, do you remember writing compare and contrast essays in school? The thing is that making a dissertation comparative analysis is very similar to preparing that kind of essays. Anyway, here are more details for you.
 
What is the gist of the dissertation comparative analysis method?
 
To put it into simple words, the dissertation comparative analysis method boils down to comparing and contrasting two things: two theories, texts, processes, historical personalities, etc.
 
What difficulties you may face when using the dissertation comparative analysis method?
 
Sometimes, it seems that two things you need to compare have nothing in common. Thus, it might be rather tricky to come up with some similarities.
 
Besides, your dissertation comparative analysis should not look like a high school essay that first highlights all features two things have in common and then their differences.
 
How to make an effective dissertation comparative analysis?
 
There are two important elements that a successful dissertation comparative analysis should have.

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dissertation databaseA dissertation database is a structured collection of various dissertation papers. Very often, students prefer to look through such databases before writing their own projects. Such dissertation database can help you see what issues have been already discussed and in what way they were done.
 
You know that a lot of students created numerous projects before you. Naturally, some of them are low-quality, but some of them stand out. So, such great works of scientific value are, usually, stored in a dissertation database (such as the ProQuest database).
 
Almost each institute has its own dissertation databases – online or at the library. Let us talk a bit about both of them.
 
Library Dissertation Database
 
When a student has a desire to get a kind of consultation in dissertation writing, he/she turns for help to the libraries – the place, where information is always waiting for you… You should just come, find a dissertation database and start your searching. Sometimes, you can find a lot of interesting and helpful materials; sometimes, your search may be equal to zero. Of course, it will take you some time to work with a dissertation database at the library. Still, if you achieve your goal and find necessary material, you have all chances to present a perfect piece of work.
 
Online Dissertation Databases
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