If you want to find the answer to a question about grammar, usage, or mechanics for your formal writing, which professional resource would not be helpful? A) essential idioms in english B) the chicago manual of style C) a manual for writers of research papers,theses and dissertations D) MLA handbook for writers of research papers
In writing a dissertation, it is preferable to use the passive voice instead of "we" or "I". It is more formal and it presents the facts or results of research clearly. The use of the passive voice will help the readers form their own opinion about the dissertation based on how they perceived it while reading it not on how they read your subjective views.