No wonder many PhD students come up with the idea of being helped – but not all kinds of help are allowed.
A dissertation requires, in addition to a considerable amount of time, effort and stamina, especially the careful study of literature and their evaluation in the context of their own ideas.
The ideas of many people flow in. But where is the limit within which the work is actually rendered “independently”?
Although a general statement is difficult, it should be clear that doctoral candidates who do not write the text of their own work could be in trouble – provided it can be proven. Exactly this, however, represents a massive problem for examiners, especially if the doctoral student masters his topic and possibly “outsources” only some parts of his research or paperwork.
texts in the style of a dissertation) are manifold. Thus, a current work overload or a personal crisis can lead to people who could and would normally write for themselves no longer see any other solution.
It certainly looks different when ghostwriters are called in from lack of expertise and then the research and writing should take over – in some cases, ghostwriters are also used to explain complicated, scientific relationships, if the customer is not even able, often confusing Literature situation to become master.
However, those who use ghostwriters and their rich experiences only in their advisory role, developing their ideas in dialogue with you or needing one or two tips to put the finishing touches to their work are usually on the safe side. Both legally and ethically.