7. Analysing and documenting results
Analyse the data you have obtained. If your research in qualitative, avoid overcomplicated presentation of your results. The results should be presented so that outsiders find it easy to grasp. For example Dissertação de Mestrado, if you have an intention of dividing your findings into categories, four may be better than twelve. Clear results are also easier to publish!
Start writing the practical elements of your dissertation and ask others to comment.
8. Finalising theory
Write the theoretical elements of your dissertation. This means that now it is the time to conduct a systematic literature review Tese de Doutorado.
Utilise the theoretical summaries you may have done before, and condense them where necessary. Complement the theory with new aspects, viewpoints and references. Describe the theoretical frame of your subject matter. Synthesise the essence of theory that is relevant to your research and present this at the end of your theory chapter.
Google Scholar is one way to find references effectively. However, as mentioned in the beginning of this guide, concentrate on essential and avoid unnecessarily chasing terms.
Try to understand the true message of the articles you cite.
9. Writing of introduction chapter
Now write the Introduction chapter. Utilise a funnel principle, meaning narrowing the focus, paragraph-by-paragraph, starting from a more general and ending with the research questions, which you effectively answer in the thesis. This will help in making your text more logical for an outsider and easier to follow.
The core content of Introduction:
– Justify why the topic of your dissertation is important (Background & research environment).
– Describe the research problem and its background (Objectives & Scope).
– Consider whether the original research questions are still correct by comparing them with your results, theory, and adjust the questions if needed. Using research questions aid the reader to follow the structure of your dissertation and to understand the logic of your research.
– Write a description of the scientific approach of your research (methodology) and how your research has been realised.
10. Making and documenting conclusions
Write the Discussion section of your dissertation by paying attention to the following:
– Answer your research questions
– Reflect your research and its results
o against existing literature
o against practice. Who benefits of your research and how?
– Assess the scientific reliability and validity of your research.
– Describe the limitations of your research.
– Describe any recommended topics for further study.
11. Finalising your dissertation
Check whether the research questions, reasoning and the results match. Refine the research questions if necessary. Pay special attention to the way your research questions and the answers have been worded as the answer must match the questions exactly Monografias Prontas.
Write the Abstract by briefly describing:
– the topic of your dissertation
– justification / why is it needed
– utilised research methods
– key findings
– theoretical and practical implications
Finalise the different elements of your dissertation. Pay special attention to the style and format requirements of the publisher.
12. Give the dissertation to your supervisor for final comments
Carefully consider your supervisor’s comments and make changes in the manuscript, if necessary. If he/she does not understand what you have written, you should find another way to write it.
If you are not a native English speaker, send the dissertation for a professional language checker before forwarding it to your opponents. Finally, it may be beneficial to have someone to proof-read your text. If you cannot find anybody do it yourself.
13. Forward your dissertation to your opponents
If you receive critical feedback, do not get depressed! Be analytical, this is the time for a final effort. It may be beneficial to discuss the comments with others, as you may overreact when your own work is being criticised. The required changes are probably smaller than you first think Monografias Prontas. Contemplate the fundamental reasons behind the feedback, and tackle them. Be systematic and make the required changes to the dissertação de mestrado.
Prepare a point-to-point response to the reviewers, where
– you clearly present any changes made. This will allow the pre-examiners to avoid reading the entire dissertation again
– you present counter-arguments for issues that you believe are not necessary to change