Dissertation Writing Guides
This category contains relevant articles and guides to assist you if you’re working on your masters or undergraduate dissertations. You would find useful guides on how to write, structure and critically analyse a dissertation.
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Planning your Move. A dissertation isn’t just a test of your knowledge in a particular field; it is also a test of your time management and organisation skills too. To be able to not only create a detailed and fully referenced academic report but to do it within well-defined and tight timescales is a skill […]
Introduction The purpose of this chapter is to explain in detail the research methods and the methodology implemented for this study. The chapter will explain first of all the choice of research approach, then the research design, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the research tools chosen. This will be followed by a […]
1 Research Methodology 1.1 Introduction This research project has been one of the most thought-provoking and challenging feature of the master’s course. It provides a chance to endorse, simplify, pursue and even explore new facets of one’s research topic. The research approach adopted is an important aspect to increase the rationality of the research according […]
So, you’ve handed in your dissertation, and all has gone well. You’re on track to get a good grade, and are interested in taking things further. This guide looks at how to continue your research with a PhD, from deciding whether a PhD is really right for you to the process of applying to start […]
One of the key problems you need to address early on when writing your dissertation is that of the best strategy to use to conduct your research? That is, how will you go about answering the research questions you want to investigate? Defining your research strategy means deciding whether you want to do primary […]
This guide tackles what might be the most daunting aspect of your university or college career: writing your dissertation. But don’t panic: with plenty of time and careful planning you can make this daunting task much easier. Below we offer some pointers to make your dissertation go as smoothly as possible…
It’s dissertation time. Yes, it’s probably daunting, and you haven’t a clue where to start. But don’t worry, there’s lots of help out there to get you started and assist you on the journey to your perfect dissertation. Our handy guides are a brilliant start so get reading! In this guide we look at what […]
So, you are starting to think about your dissertation, and you’ve grasped the basics including the difference between primary and secondary research. However, understanding what the differences are won’t necessarily help you to decide whether you should go for a secondary-data based, literature-review style dissertation, or get to grips with primary research. This guide […]
Writing an abstract for your paper or dissertation can seem daunting. There’s so much to cram into such a short space, for example. However, with a little practice and the help of this guide, writing your abstract will be easy peasy! Just read through our handy hints, and have a go…
When you’re writing your dissertation, things can get heated. You’re under pressure and might get stressed, bad tempered and irritable. The last thing you need at a time like this is to have a supervisor who doesn’t seem to be doing what they are supposed to. It would be great to have a supervisor who’s […]
When you’re writing your dissertation your supervisor will become one of the most important people in your lives, up there with friends, family and loved ones. But before you put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, you are probably wondering what exactly a dissertation supervisor does. This guide will give you the basics about […]
Writing your dissertation is likely to be the most challenging piece of writing you will face during your time at college or university, but it doesn’t have to be difficult with all the help that’s currently available. Your first port of call should be your tutors, and you can also check out the useful WritePass […]
The discussion section of your dissertation is the one which is the real “nitty-gritty” the culmination of all your research work should be outlined in this section. It is here that you interpret your data and this means that you will have to refer the reader back to the tables in your results or findings […]
You are probably a member of several social networks and should consider using them for your research. Sometimes you need to do a survey and you may not be able to conduct as many face-to-face interviews as you would like or need for you dissertation. This is where social networks such as Linkedin have their […]
Over the period of your taught Master’s degree course you will have found tutors whom you like and some whom you don’t get on with very well. When choosing your dissertation topic, you should choose an area in which a tutor you get along with can supervise. Many post-graduate students are lost when it comes […]
To write a good conclusion you need to go back to your dissertation title and your Introduction. What you do in this section is to summarize what can now be stated about the title. This should be a brief paragraph, or simply a sentence or two. You have to join the beginning with the conclusion […]