The final stage and chapter in your dissertation research paper will be the concluding chapter that will include recommendations. These recommendation may or may not form an additional chapter to this should you be completing the dissertation and degree whilst still with your employer, as they will want to know that you have some recommendations for their organization.
However, if you are like the majority of students writing a dissertation then you will consider that you will be writing a concluding chapter of your dissertation paper and making recommendations to the academic community for further research to be conducted on the matter.
When you are concluding the different parts of your dissertation project, you will want to understand that the reader should be reading a snapshot of the different aspects that are contained in your research of the project and the key findings that were realized and identified. You should also be reviewing these different parts to make sure you are covering them. However, this chapter of your work should be clean and crisp and should also get to the point straight away.
You could further break the chapter down into a number of subsections:
Introduction – where you will introduce the chapter to the readers and include such things as this chapter will review and summarize the dissertation research, identify the main methods used and discuss their implications in the study.
Problem statement and Methodology – in this part you will be presenting the problem statement as you have presented it in the first chapter (what was the problem and what did you want to achieve). You should then review the methodology, in detail, but without repeating anything that you have already said. You don’t want to draw on in this part and you should get right to the point, but you will need to understand that you will need to review the methodology so that it provides enough information to the reader about the methodology so that they don’t have to go and read this chapter independently.
Results of Summary – You should keep this section brief and identify the result with a general statement paragraph which it then followed by another paragraph that supports the evidence collected. You should avoid interpretation here and thus be objective about the results.
Discussion of Results – You should discuss the meaning of the results here, in brief, and highlight any important areas that you have identified. You should also look at the different things that the study means and how this is evaluated to the overall understanding in your dissertation.
Recommendations – these could be to your employer or to the academic community. You will want to keep this section brief and maybe to one paragraph or two, and explain what, from the research that has been conducted, there will be recommendations to the organizations or, if you are presenting to academia, then what further research should be conducted in the future.
After you have seen the above it may become clear that it isn’t overly hard to establish the different parts of this chapter to round off your dissertation.