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Dissertation Structure

Hey all!

I have a 4000 word dissertation to write over the next month (I can do 4000 words in 2 days), but I just had a question about structure?

If I'm analysing survey results, would it make sense to do the results analysis after I've talked about my research findings or before?

Thanks,
Izzy
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The order of that bit of the dissertation would usually be
-methodology (how you conducted your research, strentghs and weaknesses of research methods chosen)
-findings/raw data (number crunching, summaries of responses etc)
-analysis (using methods outlined/discussed in the methodology section)
-discussion (what did you find and how to these relate to the research questions set up in the introduction/lit review
Original post by k_smic
Hey all!
I have a 4000 word dissertation to write over the next month (I can do 4000 words in 2 days), but I just had a question about structure?
If I'm analysing survey results, would it make sense to do the results analysis after I've talked about my research findings or before?
Thanks,
Izzy

Hey!! Typically a dissertation structure is as follows:

Abstract

Introduction/Literature

Methods

Results

Discussion

Conclusion

References

Appendices


This does vary depending on each subject. So for you, you may include your survey results in the appendices and you put your results analysis in the results section. I hope this helps!

Estelle
Third Year Psychology
University of Huddersfield

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