What is great about random samples is that you can generalize to the population that you are interested in. So if you sample 500 households in your community, you can generalize to the 50,000 households that live there. Think of a sample as a slice of the whole pie. If you match some of the demographic characteristics of the 500 with the 50,000, you will see that they are surprisingly similar. That is the beauty of a sample!
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a doctorate and a . are degrees categorized as the highest level of educational attainment. Both are postgraduate studies that involve many years of education and contribution to the body of knowledge in a specific field.
of both degrees are expected to have expertise and immense knowledge in their chosen field. The ability to do research is another important skill.
main difference between a doctorate and a . (Doctor of Philosophy) is in their scope. A doctorate can apply to any academic or professional degree. This includes various specific industries and professions like law, medicine, business, and engineering. On the other hand, a . is a more defined degree. It falls under the academic degrees and concentrates more on research and teaching.
difference is in the presentation of the dissertation, the final requirement before the conferment of the degree. Doctoral dissertations usually involve research that is aligned with a certain profession or research orientation. The document is usually submitted for review or assessment. On the other hand, a . dissertation is completely research inclined, must be defended to a panel, and should be publishable in a peer-reviewed journal.
Sometimes it is also accepted that the author simply provides constructive critical analysis of existing theories or viewpoints without necessarily offering any new ones. In short academic requirements for a thesis, especially the demand of originality, are much higher than for a research paper. Each university sets its own rules and regulations for presentation style and the length of a thesis depending on the research area. In some universities the rules can be stricter, foreseeing very specific style and format requirements. There are however certain components that are always prerequisite in thesis presentation style, such as table of contents or abstract. You may include a dedication or acknowledgement and depending on the research field, graphics, tables or research methods. All the aforementioned components might not be expected in a research paper. However, as both are academic documents bibliography together with accurate referencing must be presented.