Project - write a dissertation

Malc Prentice

Warning - all suggestions below are for a dissertation on language learning. Rules in other topics are likely to be similar, but different.

A common structure

Front Matter

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Literature Review

Chapter 3: Methods

Chapter 4: Results

Chapter 5: Discussion

References

Appendices

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A more detailed look at a possible table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1. Aims and audience

1.2. Terminology

1.3. Context and participants

1.4. Literature Topic 1

1.5. Literature Topic 2

1.6. Literature Topic 3

1.7. Summary of Literature

1.8. Research Questions

Chapter 2. Methodology

2.1. Research Framework

2.2. Participants and Context

2.3. Materials

2.3.1 Interview schedule

2.3.2 Diary

2.4. Procedure

2.5 Analysis

Chapter 3. Results

3.1. Theme/Part/Answer 1

3.2. Theme/Part/Answer 2

3.3. Theme/Part/Answer 3

3.4. Theme/Part/Answer 4

3.5. Theme/Part/Answer 5

Chapter 4. Discussion

4.1. Summary of Results

4.2. Implications

4.2. Suggestions for future research

4.3. Limitations of the research

4.3. Conclusion

References

Appendix 1: Long data

Appendix 2: Long Questionnaire

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