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How to write a findings chapter: Help writing findings

Your findings chapter is where you present the data and tell the reader what it all means. Some students and researchers think that to write a findings chapter for a qualitative study you just need to put in some examples from the data and join them together with a little analysis.  However, if you want the highest grade for your dissertation or a PhD thesis you don’t have to resubmit you will have to do better than that. This article aims to give you some valuable tips in completing a qualitative findings chapter.

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Writing an abstract for your thesis or dissertation: tips

Writing an abstract for your thesis or dissertation is a really important task despite it being so short. It is written once all the chapters are complete. It is presented at the beginning of the thesis, and it is likely to be the first substantive description of your work to be read by an external examiner. This is your opportunity to set expectations of what is to follow at the right level.

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How to Turn Your Thesis into Journal Articles

Are you planning to turn a thesis into journal articles? For many, the completion of a thesis (or dissertation as it is called in the U.S.) is the ultimate high point of their formal education. However, to be considered a member of the academic or scientific community you will need to consider becoming a published academic author. The two main types of publication are journals and conference papers.

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Are you writing a Masters dissertation proposal?

Do you need to write a Masters dissertation proposal? This article briefly summarises the most important things to remember when preparing your Masters dissertation proposal. You should always make sure you read the guidelines published by your own university department but hopefully these general tips will help you. I have divided the article into four areas you’ll need to consider to write a masters dissertation proposal – Contents, structure, style and process.

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Write my literature review: How to write a literature review

How do I write my literature review? The literature review is likely to be the first major task in completing either your masters dissertation or PhD thesis.

Assuming you already have your topic and research question the first task is to decide what type of literature review. The literature review is likely to be the first major task in completing either your masters dissertation or PhD thesis.

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Literature review tense: What tense should I use in my literature review?

Literature review tense: Your literature review is likely to be the first major task you undertake for your masters dissertation or PhD thesis.

You will need to assess which tense to use paragraph by paragraph, even sentence by sentence. Please remember that what you read on this page are suggestions and not rules. Also remember that when you have decided on your approach to tenses in the literature review be consistent throughout the chapter. I will now describe my recommended use of tenses.

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