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 1: Dissertation proposals

Introduction


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Set out your reasons for undertaking this particular study in your Introduction.
Set your ideas into a theoretical/academic context.

Your statement should:

  • Outline the problem – what is the key issue?
  • Explain why you think this is worth investigating
  • Describe the nature and purpose of your research
  • Indicate what you hope to achieve.

Remember:

Some lecturers prefer students to weave their literature review into the introduction; others prefer it to be kept separate.

If you are unable to complete your statement then you are not yet ready to begin.