Archived Material (Dissertations)

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?

Remember:

Do not go back to a longwinded explanation of your results but instead give a brief and clear statement of what these results show.