The main content

The main content

  • Implementation of the research - approximately 15 per cent of dissertation. Factors that you may wish to consider:
    • Access and ethical issues
    • Sampling and selection
    • Applying techniques to data collection
    • Documents
    • Interviews
    • Observations
    • Questionnaires
    • Recording your progress
    • Possible problems re data collection
  • Presentation and analysis of data - approximately 15 per cent of dissertation. Large tables should be placed in appendices. Clearly label records, figures or tables in the text and in appendices. This clarifies the relevance of the data to the reader. It outlines any challenges in obtaining data and explains how these issues were approached. Relate the findings to the research questions and discuss the results.
  • Comment or discussion - approximately 20 per cent of dissertation. This chapter discusses the main findings, and relates these to the literature review. You should also explain and justify the similarities and differences to the theories or perspectives that you have outlined in your literature review.

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