Dissertation Conclusion and Recommendations

The final stage and chapter in your dissertation research paper is the conclusion and this is where you’re most likely going to be making recommendations, whether these be for future research, a government body or a corporations.

These recommendations probably won’t form an additional chapter in your research paper as they come after concluding summary.


Key parts of the chapter

The key area here is to understand that this chapter concludes (ends) your dissertation. You aren’t offering conclusions here, as these are already provided to the reader throughout the other various chapters in your work.

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Presenting Your Dissertation Results & Discussion

When it comes to the point of presenting your dissertation results and discussing them you may be a little confused how to do this and so many of us are when we first do it. You should prepare what you want to look over in this chapter and more significantly, what you want to identify as significant results, patterns and focus from the primary research data you have collected.

You will want to plan what you say, because you will want to know what to cover in this chapter. This stage isn’t to include 200 or so graphs, figures and charts, but to establish an understanding of the data and say what it means. Therefore, you may not want to include all of the questions that you did ask in your research, but refer to the specific ones that gave you the most meaning.
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Step 6 – Dissertation Methodology

This stage of the whole research process will be significant to the rest of your dissertation paper as whole. You will want to understand what the different methods are for research collection, such as questionnaires, surveys, interviews and focus groups to name just a few. Some of these types of data collection methods will have sub-types to them too, which will further allow you to shape them to your individual research process and your own dissertation.

If we look at the different methods that you could use to collect data, they will be split into quantitative and qualitative types. And the types of data collection methods used will mean that the focus of your dissertation research project will move in a qualitative or quantitative way. However, it probably won’t be great to get to this point and then decide the methods that you are going to use to collect the different data.
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Step 5 – Conduct a Dissertation Literature Review

When you are looking at the different stages of writing your dissertation, you will see that a number of guides look at the different stages of your literature search and review. This will be the point that you might actually get confused, as you will be looking at the information you are reading and never thought it could be as difficult as it seems.

Many students (and me included) look at the literature as a discussion of what is happening in the field of study at the present time and review the actual literature and say what points are important. The key thing that I and so many others miss out is the point to include arguments and meaning in this section of your dissertation paper.
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Step 4 – Scheduling Your Dissertation Work

You will need to be clear about your dissertation and how you will go about the different parts. You want to be clear that you will complete all of the necessary and different tasks that you have, but you really don’t want to be confused about what you need to do and when as this just won’t help you.

If you have a clear deadline of what you want to have completed each week, and even each month, then you will be able to plan your time better and hopefully result in a better planned and executed dissertation paper. Having this schedule in front of you all of the time will remind you of what you need to do and if you are not doing it, then why you need to do it.
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Step 3 – Dissertation Proposal

When you are on a degree course and completing your dissertation, you will most likely need to complete a dissertation proposal, I’m going to out line a few important points, but if you do want further information on a dissertation proposal, then you should find some more on a number of websites.

When you are looking to write a dissertation proposal for your dissertation research paper, you should look at the different parts of the work that you will be conducting. Mostly, a dissertation proposal will be used on a doctoral dissertation thesis, but they are becoming more commonly used when a masters degree student completes their dissertation and when an undergraduate completes their dissertation research paper.
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Step 1 – Planning Your Dissertation

When you are looking at your dissertation research project, whether this is for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you will need to understand that a dissertation is a rather lengthy process that requires you to put some planning into it. You will need to establish what you want to get out from the whole dissertation research experience, as this type of academic project will mean that you will have to work considerably hard.

You will want to plan the work ahead so that you will know what you will be doing and at what stage. I would continually forget about the different holidays that would occur during the final year of my degree and I would have to kick myself for not thinking that I would have to make sure my dissertation plan was flawless – this is something that you should do. If you feel as though someone else should look over it, then I would advise you to show it to your dissertation supervisor, so that they will be able to pass comment on it and advise you on whether there are points to improve.
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