How to Write a Dissertation
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A dissertation is a document that is usually submitted by a candidate to support his qualification. It usually presents his findings and it serves two purposes. First, to exemplify a thorough knowledge of the chosen topics and secondly, to reveal a solid understanding of the main research methods. The truth is, writing a dissertation is by no means an easy fete, but one that requires great effort in order to come up with a fully fledged and strong dissertation. So, here is how to write a dissertation.

Idea Generation

Explore a variety of topics to write on. When these ideas start coming to your mind, it’s a good idea to write them on a piece of paper. Make use of the internet and books in order to finalize on your topic. Point to note; do not choose a topic that seems boring to you as you might never bring yourself to complete it.

Proposal for the Project

Once you are sure of the topic you are going to write, prepare the project proposal. This part of dissertation normally highlights the area of research, aims and objectives, the research methodology, scope and limitation and lastly resources and references (any journal, book or periodical that you have made reference to when writing your project.)

Literature Review

This is the next important part for you now to write. It basically entails critical analysis of the research carried out on a given topic. It is of great essence to the researcher as it helps to move your research forward as well as providing the context for your research. It should clearly show the readers what knowledge and ideas have been established on the topic, areas of controversies and also reveal the similarities and differences of your own research.

Research Methodology

Once you are done with the literature review, you need to highlight the research design and methodology used in the research process. The research design could either be quantitative, qualitative or a mixture of the two designs. Moreover, it should contain the hypothesis (a tentative assumption on which the research is based), research questions and the sample size.

Data Collection and Analysis

This is where you state the methods used in data collection and also how they were analyzed. There are many ways of collecting data, which include interviews or questionnaires. Some of the tools used for dissertation data analysis include t-tests, descriptive statistics, and ANOVA.

Results Presentation

Here, major findings, conclusions, and recommendations are discussed. Make sure that your overall report indicates that the research objectives have been accomplished. In addition, ensure that your report is properly organized, well written and logically structured.

Also when referencing, ensure that your references are correctly cited and consistent. As a rule of thumb, make sure that the reference material is not old, such that if you are writing a dissertation in 2017, the journal articles should not be older than 2014. Finally, proofread your work to ensure there are no grammatical errors.

The above-mentioned tips are for sure helpful in guiding you on how to write a dissertation. Just ensure a professional reviews it before you hand it in, to eliminate any kind of flaws.

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A dissertation is a document that is usually submitted by a candidate to support his qualification. It usually presents his findings and it serves two purposes. First, to exemplify a thorough knowledge of the chosen topics and secondly, to reveal a solid understanding of the main research methods. The...