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 - results

The Results section may also be called 'Findings'. This section:

  • uses a descriptive writing approach in an objective and factual way.
  • is positioned after the Introduction (Literature survey and Methodology if these included), directly before the Discussion section.
  • describes everything discovered through your research.
  • gives all of the results, but only the results of your research activities.
  • can include tables, graphs or illustrations here to make it easier for the reader to understand the data.

Remember:

Do not include any discussion, argument or conclusions – these come later.