Dissertation - discussion section

Watch
RRArsenal123
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#1
Hi guys, what exactly goes into the discussion part of the dissertation as I've been told different things!
Is it just talking about the results& how they differ from other research?
Strength and area for improvement
And then also future recommendations?
Thanks
0
reply
UWS
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#2
Report 3 years ago
#2
(Original post by RichardR21)
Hi guys, what exactly goes into the discussion part of the dissertation as I've been told different things!
Is it just talking about the results& how they differ from other research?
Strength and area for improvement
And then also future recommendations?
Thanks
You discuss your results in full detail with relation to your hypothesis or your research topic. You should compare results to existing results if possible.

Some things to consider:
  • Summary of your results
  • Inspection of your results in relation to existing research
  • State how important your findings are
  • An explanation of the results, make sure you state what doesn't support your hypothesis
  • Limitations of the study
  • Mention any generalisations you can draw from the results
  • Implications or practical applications of the study
  • Recommendations on future improvements

Here are several resources from different unis that you can use as a guidance.
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wdc/le...discussion.htm
http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/reso...g-dissertation
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wm...re/discussion/
1
reply
RRArsenal123
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#3
Thank you so much for that!
(Original post by UWS)
You discuss your results in full detail with relation to your hypothesis or your research topic. You should compare results to existing results if possible.

Some things to consider:
  • Summary of your results
  • Inspection of your results in relation to existing research
  • State how important your findings are
  • An explanation of the results, make sure you state what doesn't support your hypothesis
  • Limitations of the study
  • Mention any generalisations you can draw from the results
  • Implications or practical applications of the study
  • Recommendations on future improvements

Here are several resources from different unis that you can use as a guidance.
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wdc/le...discussion.htm
http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/reso...g-dissertation
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wm...re/discussion/
0
reply
AdamGilli
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#4
Report 3 years ago
#4
(Original post by RichardR21)
Thank you so much for that!
What UWS said and also make sure you link back to and use your results/findings from evaluation, for example, 70% of participant said or it was founded through evaluation that ...
0
reply
RRArsenal123
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#5
Gotcha!! Thanks
(Original post by AdamGilli)
What UWS said and also make sure you link back to and use your results/findings from evaluation, for example, 70% of participant said or it was founded through evaluation that ...
0
reply
RRArsenal123
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#6
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#6
Guys in terms of the 'implications of the study', what does that mean exactly?
0
reply
AdamGilli
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#7
Report 3 years ago
#7
(Original post by RichardR21)
Guys in terms of the 'implications of the study', what does that mean exactly?
I don't direct you in the wrong direction but I think it means drawing conclusion from your results and relate it to your study area. its best to clarify with your university as I assume different universities will have they own meanings and expectations.
1
reply
The Empire Odyssey
  • Study Helper
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#8
Report 3 years ago
#8
(Original post by RichardR21)
Hi guys, what exactly goes into the discussion part of the dissertation as I've been told different things!
Is it just talking about the results& how they differ from other research?
Strength and area for improvement
And then also future recommendations?
Thanks
It might be worth posting your question in the Dissertation Thread here:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4218232
0
reply
natz96
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#9
Report 2 years ago
#9
(Original post by UWS)
You discuss your results in full detail with relation to your hypothesis or your research topic. You should compare results to existing results if possible.

Some things to consider:
  • Summary of your results
  • Inspection of your results in relation to existing research
  • State how important your findings are
  • An explanation of the results, make sure you state what doesn't support your hypothesis
  • Limitations of the study
  • Mention any generalisations you can draw from the results
  • Implications or practical applications of the study
  • Recommendations on future improvements

Here are several resources from different unis that you can use as a guidance.
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wdc/le...discussion.htm
http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/reso...g-dissertation
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wm...re/discussion/
Do you recommend it should be split into sections with these headings? Typically my supervisor never mentioned this haha
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Should there be a new university admissions system that ditches predicted grades?

No, I think predicted grades should still be used to make offers (734)
33.87%
Yes, I like the idea of applying to uni after I received my grades (PQA) (927)
42.78%
Yes, I like the idea of receiving offers only after I receive my grades (PQO) (411)
18.97%
I think there is a better option than the ones suggested (let us know in the thread!) (95)
4.38%

Watched Threads

View All