Understand your dissertation (or thesis) topic
2. Structure your dissertation or thesis
A masters dissertation or thesis organised into chapters would typically look like this:
|The opening page includes all relevant information about the project.
|A brief project summary including background, methodology and findings.
|A list of chapters and figures from your project.
|Chapter 1 – Background
|A description of the rationale behind your project.
|Chapter 2 – Literature Review
|A summary and evaluation of the literature supporting your project.
|Chapter 3 – Methodology
|A description of the specific methodology used in your project.
|Chapter 4-6 – Data analysis and Findings
|An overview of the key findings and data from your research.
|Chapter 7 – Discussion and Evaluation
|A description of what the data means and what you can draw from the findings.
|Chapter 8 – Conclusion
|Main summary of your overall project and key findings.
|A list of the references cited in your dissertation or thesis.
|Additional materials used in your research.
Write up your literature review
4. Write up your research