Choose a topic that interests you and will help you advance your career.
However, your choice of topic will depend on the requirements of your professor, advisor, program, department, college, university, and academic discipline.
And, although the defense is a challenging prospect, remember it is your chance to share your work with interested colleagues, who will give you valuable feedback.
Your dissertation defense committee will have informed you that you passed your defense, or passed with minor revisions needed.
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The work you do may become the starting place for future research work and the next step in your career.
Now it is time for personal and professional considerations.
Find a way to bring closure to the dissertation and the doctorate as a goal, deadline, and benchmark in your life and look ahead to the future and the next steps in your career.
Proposals generally include the title of your project, an introduction, literature review, and a description of the research design and methodology for your proposed dissertation.
This is often used as the foundation for the first three chapters of the completed dissertation.