Fellow students, your adviser and your dissertation committee members can help provide that outside perspective, adds yale clinical psychology professor susan nolen-hoeksema, phd and while the discussion should put your research into context and tell a story, say experts, it should not overstate your conclusions. It is similar, actually, to a paper's conclusion but lacks the conclusion's concern for broad implications and significance for a writer in the drafting stages, the thesis establishes a focus, a basis on which to include or exclude information for the reader of a finished product, the thesis anticipates the author's discussion. Here are some of the common mistakes people make when writing their discussion section: simply repeating their results section, with little reference to existing literature making conclusions that cannot be made from their data — you need to be able to differentiate between strong and weak results (do not exaggerate your. Discussion and conclusions results of this investigation revealed that eu women exhibited larger bone size and greater estimated bone strength at the proximal radius compared with am women however, no significant differences were observed at the tibia interestingly, the differences that we observed in bone size and. “perceptions of the difficulties of postgraduate l2 thesis students writing the discussion section” journal of english for academic purposes hypothesis: a more general claim or possible conclusion arising from the results [which may be proved or disproved in subsequent research] this can be framed as new research.
The assumptions and limitations concerning the conclusions are presented—for example, in a small sample—as well as any hypotheses that proved to be invalid the discussion thus presents the author's reflection on the subject matter, his/her assessment of the process of carrying out the bachelor's or master's thesis work. This video presentation focuses on writing the results, discussion and conclusion chapters of a masters or phd thesis. For the first time in the dissertation, the researcher can state a personal opinion when the collected data support it recommendations these can take two forms: recommendations for further study, or recommendations for change, or both each recommendation should trace directly to a conclusion. This is not good because the conclusion is a key part of the text and thesis writers really need to spend some time getting it right this is because the conclusion is the place where you argue that you have made a contribution to knowledge, where you show what it is, and where you discuss its implications.
Regarding the number of pages, i would say 10-15 for a phd thesis 5 recommendations subrata chakraborty 4 years ago subrata chakraborty dibrugarh university very good discussion but regarding no of pages there seems to be no agreement i think as no of pages of conclusion should be kept at the minimum. You finish your dissertation with a conclusion and a discussion these are two different sections, but sometimes difficult to separate.
Keep in mind what writing is at the very bottom, writing is simply thinking onto paper in an attempt to show others what you think the best writing is structured however, the best writing is structured so that others are drawn into your explanation in steps it is focused thinking reveals the challenge of. Writing your conclusion you may have been permitted, and have chosen, to include your conclusions in the discussion section, see our page on results and discussion for some ideas about why you might choose to do this however, it is normal practice to include a short section at the end of your dissertation that draws. 6 general conclusions and discussion 61 introduction in this chapter, the main findings with regard to the research questions are summarised and general conclusions based on the findings of the studies presented in this thesis are described furthermore, the strengths and limitations of this thesis are considered and.
In a conventional thesis, what we call the imrad type (introduction, methods, results, discussion and conclusion) the discussion chapter appears a discrete chapter before you worry about the discussion chapter too much, consider whether you need to treat the discussion as a separate section at all. Chapter five conclusion, discussion, and future work this chapter summarizes the thesis, discusses its findings and contributions, points out limitations of the current work, and also outlines directions for future research the recognition and interpretation of drawing symbols for functional spaces in freehand sketches has. For instance, you will still want to ensure that your conclusion really does conclude, and does not just go off at a tangent to discuss something that is unrelated to the thesis some people believe (mistakenly) that a conclusion is the place for you to relax and 'say whatever you want' this is incorrect if you do.