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Step 2: What sections go into a dissertation?
Main body - conclusion
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The Conclusion should reach your point. The conclusion:
- uses an evaluative and possibly argumentative approach.
- is positioned after the Discussion.
Consider the following questions:
- What, in your conclusion, did your research show in relation to your aims?
- Did you meet your aims, go beyond them, or in fact fail to reach your aims?
- Did you prove your own hypothesis or disprove it?
Do not go back to a longwinded explanation of your results but instead give a brief and clear statement of what these results show.