Archived Material (Dissertations)
Step 2: What sections go into a dissertation?
Main body - methodology
The general idea is that, should someone else choose to carry out the same or a very similar type of study, they should be able to understand and copy your methods from your descriptions. Your thesis or dissertation will involve a large body of research so it is important to explain what research methods you used to collect your information.
- uses a descriptive writing approach
- is positioned after the introduction (and Literature survey if one is included)
- explains the methods used in researching and developing your report.
Do not include your questionnaires, interview transcripts, etc. here - put these in the appendices instead.