Thesis structure • title page • table of contents 1 introduction (ca 10 pages) 2 question and theoretical framework (ca 20 pages) 3 research design and methods (ca 10 pages) 4 empirical findings (ca 30 pages) 5 conclusion, implications, avenues for further research (ca 10 pages) • list of references • optional. Depending on what you need to say in your introduction, you might use one or more stages table 1 provides you with a list of the most commonly occurring stages of introductions in honours theses (colour-coded to show the moves) you will also find examples of introductions, divided into stages with sample sentence. The structure there are some conventions that guide the structuring of dissertations in different disciplines you should check departmental and course regulations below are two structures that are commonly used title page abstract acknowledgements contents page(s) introduction materials and methods or literature. Introduction you can't write a good introduction until you know what the body of the paper says consider writing the introductory section(s) after you have completed the rest of the paper, rather than before be sure to include a hook at the beginning of the introduction this is a statement of something sufficiently interesting. Purpose of the dissertation introduction: parts of the introduction motivation ( problem indication) scope theoretical and practical relevance of the research scientific situation related to the theme of in this part, you describe the objective of your study and the problem statement that you have formulated.
All theses require introductions and literature reviews, but the structure and location of these vary considerably options that are used include: a brief introductory chapter with a lengthy separate literature review chapter a lengthy introductory chapter which includes a brief introduction section followed by literature review. Notice that the introduction includes information that is presented in other parts of the thesis does this mean that if you indicate your results in your introduction, that you will have nothing left to present in your results or discussion section no introductions literally introduce information to give an overview, often offering. After all, by the time someone reads the thesis it is completed/finished -- it has already done what it set out to do see the graduate school handbook for format instructions about font, spacing, page numbering, appendices, etc 1 chapter 1, the introduction chapter contains a a section that introduces the project paper.
Page 1 guidelines writing the master's project/thesis the student who plans to graduate in the spring semester, should begin thinking about the master's project topic as early as invariably, one cannot write the final version of the introduction section before completing the literature review and methodology sections. One of the things i found hardest when writing my thesis was getting the introduction sorted by the time i came to write it, i had an the very final part of the introduction is the road map – here is a list of the chapters with a paragraph summary of what you will find in each i think most good books i've read.
Before starting your dissertation or thesis you should start by setting out each chapter, section and sub-sections the outline of the report should clearly reflect the logical details of the book the logical structuring of chapters, sections and sub-sections help to introduce the reader systematically to the necessary background. Outline for empirical master's theses proposal the following topics usually will be included in addition to definitions in iib, define other terms where first used do use subheads throughout chapter i introduction a broad introduction to thesis topic and method page or two write after remainder of proposal. Chapter 1: introduction to graduate research and thesis writing section 11: what is expected in a thesis research is an essential component of graduate education the thesis is often seen as the culmination of graduate work, and it is the formal product however, the process requires the work of many people the two.