Dissertation Conclusions and Recommendations

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’re 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:



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.



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.

18 thoughts on “Dissertation Conclusions and Recommendations

    1. Jane Post author


      You are welcome. It’s always good to see that even one unversity/college students gets a helping hand from the content that I’ve written. Some people do say that the conclusions and recommendations section really do make or break a dissertation research paper and I believe this to be so true – if you have strong arguments throughout your paper but then don’t bring them together to a neat, meaningful and compelling close, then your dissertation supervisor could end up feeling as though you could have done more. This results in the effect that you receive a lower mark for your work and could miss out on a higher grade and thus classification.

      Oh, and good luck. Jane.

  1. billy joe

    please help me with my study
    to be honest i really dont know how to make a research paper its my first time rather so can you help me how to make recommendation and background of the study my topic is about SAFETY PRATICES AND USES OF MECHANICAL TOOLS thank u for advance

  2. Adekunle Daoud Balogun

    Thanks for your contribution for helping mankind in the best way you think you can positively contribute. I wish you are remembered for your kindness at all times. What you have contributed could send relief and comfort to millions of candidates who see some steps in research work as cloudy space which may take quite a lot of time to clear for navigation. But with someone like you out there, nursing the feelings of others’ likely difficulties, and then provide this piece, I say more grease to your elbow and God bless you all the time of your life.

  3. Juliet

    this is great, it has really help me in writing my project work. God should add more knowledge to what u have and continue to help others to write their research work. thank u very much and keep it up

  4. Uwem

    Thanks dear Jane for this page. This is my first time of writing a project and I’m writing on . “Menace Of Computer Crime”. But I have some problems writing the recommendation and reverence part. Please I need your help. Thanks a lot.

  5. Ammarah

    Thank you so much for your time and effort! Brilliantly written.

    So refreshing to know there’s people out ther who actually genuinely want kt help xx

    1. Jane Post author

      You’re welcome, Ammarah.

      I’m currently looking to add a lot more resources and helpful advice to Dissta. Thank you for your kind words and I hope some of the information you have read here will help you in your time in academia.

  6. Olatounde

    Thank you very much. This article was very helpful. I was writing my final year dissertation. Doing BSc in business computing with IT. I was stucked on the conclusion and i went online to do some research. I found a couple things but believe me or not, when i read your article, wow it was like open door to heaven lol. Thanks guy.
    I do really appreciate thatand it means a lot to me that people like you are out there to help.
    Great job.


  7. Darragh

    I enjoyed this, however my conclusion and recommendation section must be 2500 words and you have recommended to keep it short and brief in all of the sections meaning I cannot possibly extend the word count to such a figure?


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