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How To Write A Dissertation – Classical Structure

Dissertation writing
is no doubt an exhausting task for almost all students. But then there is nothing impossible in the world, only if you want it to be possible as the word impossible itself says I M Possible. Students can get dissertation help from various resources.

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Here is the classical structure of a dissertation

• Title page
• Acknowledgements
• Contents page: chapters, appendices, tables, figures, illustrations
• Abstract

Summary and outline of main findings
• Introduction of dissertation Outline scope of study and what background material will be discussed. Define abstract concepts in the context Explain complex or technical words
Describe how study conducted – data collection methods used.
Outline and explain order of material.
State major findings.
Summarise conclusion.

• Literature Survey
Put your own work into context.
Move from general background/standard theoretical works to more precise, recent work relevant to your topic.
Cover range of positions – not just those you agree with.
Show how existing theories/research findings illuminate your work.

• Methodology
Explain approach taken and why particular methods and techniques were used.
Describe procedures, size of samples, methods of selection, choice of variables and controls, any tests of measurement, etc.
Mention deficiencies in methods.

• Results
Present findings clearly.
Use tables, charts, diagrams etc. in your dissertations if appropriate.
Highlight significant aspects of findings in text.
Avoid interpretation/conclusions

• Discussion
Interpret findings.
Construct a logical, consistent argument based on findings.

• Conclusion
Summarise main points and state any conclusions which can be drawn.
Indicate how firm the conclusion is
Make any recommendations

• References

• Bibliography - background reading but not cited

• Appendices - e.g. blank questionnaire, transcript of interview, extended case studies, letter of invitation.

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