This section guides you on the different parts of the dissertation. It guides you how to outline the dissertation chapters. The dissertation samples will be provided in different subject and we are talking about various dissertation methodology samples and techniques. The different dissertation chapters will be provided with their explanations. This section will talk even about the dissertation, acknowledgement and how to write various acknowledgement with their samples.
This guide would make the task of putting together a dissertation in a well planned and detailed manner while being stress free. These dissertation ideas are especially important as this is after all your writing and you would only stand to gain if your masters dissertation is well accepted as it covers all aspects that need to be covered.
The thesis guide would make the task of putting together a dissertation in a well planned and detailed manner while being stress free. These dissertation ideas are especially important as this is after all your writing and you would only stand to gain if your masters dissertation is well accepted as it covers all aspects that need to be covered.
It is easy to buy dissertations but writing a dissertation is a wonderful opportunity to broaden ones horizon in terms of knowledge as well as getting different people’s perspective on the topic of discussion. There could be only four problems under the sun which would hinder the process of effective dissertation writing –
- Possibility of having to change or redo the content due to dissatisfaction of teacher
- Missing the key points as a result of constant amendments
- Incomplete proofreading due to lack of time management
- The study might bring out things that you did not consider while making the plan so might lead to deviation from the original scheme of things which might be unsettling
Launch Pad to the Writing Process–
- Minimum and maximum word limit
- Referencing style and appendices requirements
- Content slated in terms chapters expected
- Scheme for marking of the dissertation
- Structure to be followed
- Regulations if any of the course
Proposed structure of the Dissertation
· Title Page – This page should clearly define the research content in short, specific and descriptive words. If the course specifies a particular format please follow that.
· Abstract –An abstract would be a brief about the research. It would cover the why’s and the how’s and their impact as well as conclusions. It is limited to one page or otherwise there may be a word limit specified which has to be followed. This abstract is important as it may act as the document which will be the face of your dissertation once it is registered as part of the any database.
· Acknowledgement – Here as an author of the research you would be thanking the people who helped you through the research process by providing relevant material as well as much needed support.
· Content and List of Figures/Tables – This would be putting in front of you, the reader, the dissertation structure. The content and the list would help to see that the information is amalgamated well and has the needed sub-sectioning.
· Introduction – This would be strange to hear but it is a interesting fact that even though any reader would be going through your introduction before he/she reads the rest of the dissertation, for you as a writer it is best if you write it towards the end of your research. The role played by introduction –
o Further elaborate on the abstract
o Act as a signpost for the remaining part of the dissertation
· Literature Review – A chapter which holds a lot of importance in a dissertation is the literature review. This section helps the writer show the experts in his/her field that he/she possesses the in-depth knowledge about the topic in question. In order to achieve this you as a writer should piece together the content using various dissertation research methodologies while keeping the following points in mind –
o Current scenario in the research area
o Some linked content that should be mentioned
o Bring forward the research argument that would bridge the gap as per your research topic
o This is would lead into the research questions that you enlisted or the research problems that you would be covering
Point to be kept in mind is that the research context should present data relevant in four areas – theoretical, practical, methodological and political. The sub sections of this chapter should be streamlined so that information is presented in a systematic manner and is not confusing for the reader or the assessor.
Want to know more about literature review , please see the detailed guidelines on how to write a literature review.
· Research Methodology – This chapter would bring out the projects that would be undertaken to carry out the research. The methods for data collection for the research would be qualitative, quantitative, mixed or task oriented. Three things that should be kept in mind while the collection should be –
o Data validity
o Ethical means
o Reliability standards
The questions that have been formulated should be backed by proper surveys and scaling processes. The design which was formulated for the research initially should be followed so that no unnecessary wastage of time happens and the data can be organized into graphs and tables for deriving clearer results.
· Results and Findings – The results should be presented after considering the following points –
o Presentation style like whether it would begin with an overview of the results and then a detailed or the other way around.
o Order of the result which is in detail
o The word count distribution related to the result spread
· Discussion – This chapter would include a comparison established between your writing and the broader content of course study field. It would involve you going back to your own rationale of the research and discuss it against your own findings. Here it is important to bring out your acceptance of your limitations and their impact.
· Conclusion – The conclusion would be briefer than the discussion. It would bring out the points which have come up as a result of this research and how it would have an impact on the field of your study and future studies undertaken by other authors.
· References – This part of the study needs to follow a proper format which would be in the form of referencing style and would be specified when you received the topic for the dissertation or as part the course requirement. The references should be within the context of the study and should appear in the text in the linked format.
· Appendices – The data that would form part of this chapter would be the information that the reader might want to see. The information might take up too much space in the main text so it is placed here to prevent wastage of space but would act as a pool of information that would make your study sound authentic and well researched.
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