How to structure a Dissertation?

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A dissertation or thesis is a long piece of academic writing based on original research, submitted as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

The structure of a dissertation depends on your field, but it is usually divided into at least four or five chapters (including an introduction and conclusion chapter).

  1. An intorduction  to your topic
    • The overall purpose of a dissertation introduction is to tell your reader what you’re writing about, why it matters, and how you approach it
  2. A literature review that surveys relevant sources
    • A literature review is a survey of scholarly sources on a specific topic. It provides an overview of current knowledge, allowing you to identify relevant theories, methods, and gaps in the existing research.
  3. An explanation of your methodology
    • In your dissertation or thesis, you will have to discuss the methods you used to undertake your research. The methodology or methods section explains what you did and how you…

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