Extensions of this research deserve further consideration the chapter is divided into three sections section 51 is a summary of the thesis section 52 presents a discussion of the contribution and limitations of the current work section 53 discusses the future work, and finally section 54brings the thesis to a conclusion. When writing a dissertation or thesis, the results and discussion sections can be both the most interesting as well as the most challenging sections to write you may choose to write however, for an undergraduate or master's thesis, you will probably find that you need to include most of your work you should write your. Discussion this section describes the main elements of a written thesis at the bachelor's and master's levels although the specific structure described here is most relevant for empirical theses, much of the advice is also relevant for theoretical work please note that the formal requirements vary between. The purpose of the discussion is to state your interpretations and opinions, explain the implications of your findings, and make suggestions for future research its main function is to answer the questions posed in the introduction, explain how the results support the answers and, how the answers fit in with existing. Discussion the discussion section can stand alone or be combined with the results section it interprets the results of the project ie shows the reader how the information reported in results is relevant it provides commentary on and explanation of the results contents here is a possible list of what can be included though.
Writing the discussion the discussion section is a framing section, like the introduction, which returns to the significance argument set up in your introduction so reread your introduction carefully before writing the discussion you will discuss how the hypothesis has been demonstrated by the new research and then show. Methodology section should discuss what methods you are going to use in order to address the research objectives of your dissertation you need to justify why the chosen methods were selected as the most appropriate for your research, amongst the many alternative ones, given its specific objectives, and constraints you. I noticed that the discussion chapter is one of the hardest to write, especially when you are so close to the results and your head is wrapped up in all the data writing the discussion chapter requires taking a few big steps back and seeing the big picture for that (this is, indeed, the limitations section.
Discussion start with a few sentences that summarize the most important results the discussion section should be a brief essay in itself, answering the following questions and caveats: what are the major patterns in the observations (refer to spatial and temporal variations) what are the relationships, trends and. Theoretical basis sections of the report, and the main outcomes disclosed hence, to some extent aspects similar to those in the main body of the report are treated again however, the discussion presents a deeper analysis enriched by the knowledge gained during the process of compiling the bachelor's or master's thesis. Masters theses from a genre-analytic perspective none, however, has focused on the move structure of the discussion sections of applied linguistics masters theses the current study sought to identify the default move structure of masters thesis discussions and to provide pedagogical implications for efl/esl writing.
Sections of a thesis note that the following provides general guidelines and suggestions only, as there is considerable variation in the ways theses are organised this differs from the rationale - that there is a problem which needs to be solved for example - by discussing why your solution, for example, is one that others. If you are feeling anxious about the discussion section rest assured you are not alone on twitter this week two people asked me for advice for starting the discussion chapter of their thesis / dissertation (i'm going to use the word thesis from now this is just a master's degree, i only have 2 years to do it.
In the discussion section, the past tense is generally used to summarize the findings but when you are interpreting the results or describing the significance of the findings, the present tense should be used often, a combination of both the past and the present tense is used in sentences within the. You will have already presented specific conclusions drawn from the results of each stage of your investigation in earlier chapters of your thesis in the discussion section of the thesis, you will have drawn some conclusions these can now be woven into a series of well organised conclusions of the work as a whole and. When you write an experimental report, or draft a thesis chapter, you need to choose their frequency varies from one section of a paper or report to discussion present tense to explain significance of results in your discussion section, you will explain the significance of the results the present tense is normally used for.
Learning objectives, to enable students to master important elements of scientific communication of direct relevance to writing a phd thesis and scientific research papers, with particular reference to: when one has conducted research and he is ready to write a discussion section, he should take enough. So, you've got most or all of your results, and now you have to discuss them, which is why this section is called the discussion it is also the most important section of your thesis, because it is where you give meaning to your results this is probably why many students struggle when it comes to writing their discussion.