So, you've got most or all of your results, and now you have to discuss them, which is why this section is called the discussion it is also the most important section of your thesis, because it is where you give meaning to your results this is probably why many students struggle when it comes to writing their discussion. Get expert answers to your questions in thesis research, academic dissertations, academic writing and writing and more on researchgate, the professional network for scientists. Whether you are writing a phd, master's or undergraduate level dissertation, the discussion chapter (or section in a shorter dissertation) is going to be one of the most influential this section is all about how you have 1) answered your research questions and 2) positioned yourself within the larger field of. Chapter five conclusion, discussion, and future work this chapter summarizes the thesis, discusses its findings and contributions, points out limitations of the current work, and also outlines directions for future research the recognition and interpretation of drawing symbols for functional spaces in freehand sketches has. Annesley thomas m “the discussion section: your closing argument” clinical chemistry 56 (november 2010): 1671-1674 bitchener, john and helen basturkmen “perceptions of the difficulties of postgraduate l2 thesis students writing the discussion section” journal of english for academic purposes 5 ( january. Sections of the thesis in some disciplines, the results and discussion section are combined within the one chapter all theses have a biblio- graphy or reference list following the conclusion they may also have an appendix 1 research models and methods 2 developing a research proposal 3 thesis structure guidelines.
Chapter 1: introduction chapter 2: literature review chapter 3: methods chapter 4: paper 1 & general discussion chapter 5: paper 2 chapter 6: regular thesis chapter – results chapter 7: regular thesis chapter/general discussion tying in published and unpublished work chapter 8: conclusion appendices - may. Who is the course for this is for phd students working on a qualitative thesis who have completed their data collection and analysis and are at the stage of writing up the materials should also be useful if you are writing up a 'mixed- methods' thesis, including chapters of analysis and discussion of qualitative data. On twitter this week two people asked me for advice for starting the discussion chapter of their thesis / dissertation (i'm going to use the word thesis from now on having finished my phd recently i remember having difficulty writing the discussion(s) and scientific/practical/societal relevance of my study. A guide to assist you in writing the discussion chapter of your research paper perfectly by- http://wwwbestessayservicescom follow us on twitter https://twitter com/bestessays247 or like us on facebook http://wwwfacebookcom/ bestessayserv you can also learn more on writing research papers by.
Since both the title and the conclusion contain the core conclusions or message of the thesis, it is a good idea to review your title at the same time that you finalise your conclusion chapter the title often contains two parts, although this is not obligatory the first part of the title contains. Do not deviate from the order of headings unless explicitly directed to do so by your dissertation chair 1 this outline was adapted from the dissertation outline prepared by the ball state university school psychology program the discussion in chapter v refer to apa manual for additional information concerning. Don't believe what your eyes are telling you all they show is limitation look with your understanding find out what you already know and you will see the way to fly ~ richard bach, jonathan livingston seagull since beginning my phd two and a half years ago, i have plugged away at my thesis,.
Your analysis, along with your discussion, will form the high light of your thesis in the imrad format, this section is titled “results” this is where you report your findings and present them in a systematic manner the expectations of the reader have been built up through the other chapters, make sure you. Our consultants can assist students to find the meaning of the information they have collected and to present it in a manner than can be defended open this chapter by reminding the reader of the purpose of the study methods and procedures: summarize the approach major findings summarize the.
A 'my contribution' section in their thesis if you think you might want to include one in your thesis, the next task (optional) gives you the chance to discuss and practise achieving that balance task 57: contribution to research chapter section 76 below is an adapted version of a phd student's final draft read it carefully. The purpose of the discussion is to state your interpretations and opinions, explain the implications of your findings, and make suggestions for future research its main function is to answer the questions posed in the introduction, explain how the results support the answers and, how the answers fit in with existing. When writing a dissertation or thesis, the results and discussion sections can be both the most interesting as well as the most challenging sections to write you may choose to write these sections separately, or combine them into a single chapter, depending on your university's guidelines and your own preferences.
Fellow students, your adviser and your dissertation committee members can help provide that outside perspective, adds yale clinical psychology professor susan nolen-hoeksema, phd, who teaches a course on writing in psychology and while the discussion should put your research into context and tell a story, say. 6 general conclusions and discussion 61 introduction in this chapter, the main findings with regard to the research questions are summarised and general conclusions based on the findings of the studies presented in this thesis are described furthermore, the strengths and limitations of this thesis are considered and.