As I write today’s blog, I am watching a popular show called Saturday Night Live. The show has an entertainer who invited a famous vocalist to sing one of his songs. The vocalist’s hay day is gone, but when he starts singing, I know who he is. Not his name, but his sound. The main entertainer, however, sounds like every other young rapper in America. The music is great, but the talent is not there. Anyone can replace the main entertainer, and the performance would not have made a difference. I think about how we write our thesis. Do you want to write a document that stands out? Or do you want to repeat the same topic and approach done before? This is not about doing complex statistics but creating a topic that addresses real issues in a way that is solid in methodology. Don’t be the rapper, be the vocalist, your supervisor may not remember you but he will remember your voice.
Key words: Thesis, dissertation, methodology, topic.