Archived Material (Dissertations)

This book takes you through all the elements needed for a successful dissertation proposal and dissertation. The book explains the sections required for both proposal and dissertation, and offers helpful downloadable templates to assist with the presentation.

Step 2: What sections go into a dissertation?

Main body - methodology


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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.

The Methodology:

  • 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.

Remember:

Do not include your questionnaires, interview transcripts, etc. here -  put these in the appendices instead.