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 2 – Dissertation Research

When I am referring to the dissertation research stage of your dissertation, I am referring to the secondary research material that you will use to form the foundations of the actual dissertation research that you will be conducting.

Yes, you may be reading this and you will be wanting more information on a library-based dissertation, but, this isn’t what I’m going to be talking about, as this type of research process and dissertation paper I believe is much more complicated than the traditional empirically based one. This isn’t simply because you will be working harder or that you will be doing more things for it, just simply the chapters will form a number of literature review chapter – generally thee – and will be the main part of your dissertation 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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