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
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.
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.