NU Center for Teaching and Learning & Andrews, B. (2019, October 3). The top 10 mistakes in quantitative dissertations and how you can avoid them [Video file]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/ikrhGHuIyqQ An NU webinar to help you stay on track while working on your research.
Salkind, N. J. (2010). Purpose statement. In Encyclopedia of research design (Vols. 1-0), 1142-1143. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: 10.4135/9781412961288 This book excerpt discusses the research purpose statement, how to develop it, and the difference between it and a thesis statement.
Lim, J. M.-H., Loi, C.-K., Hashim, A., & Liu, M. S.-M. (2015). Purpose statements in experimental doctoral dissertations submitted to U.S. universities: An inquiry into doctoral students' communicative resources in language education. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 20, 69–89. https://doi-org.proxy1.ncu.edu/10.1016/j.jeap.2015.06.002 This paper examines how well doctoral students express their research purpose in the purpose statements of their dissertations.