• Thesis & Dissertation outline template: for those writing-up their research
    • Please note that your university or department may have specific requirements for the structure of your dissertation.

    • Front matter

      • Title page

      • Copyright page

      • Abstract

        • A summary of what you set out to do and why.

        • A synopsis of the approach that you took.

        • A rundown of your main findings.

        • A brief overview of any recommendations for further research.

      • Dedication

      • Acknowledgments

      • Table of contents

      • List of tables and figures used in the main chapters

        • List of tables

        • List of figures

        • List of illustrations

        • List of symbols

    • Introduction

      • Introduction

      • Problem statement

      • Purpose of the research

      • Research questions and hypotheses

      • Methodological overview

      • Importance of the research

      • Author’s role in the research

      • Scope/limitations of the research

      • Assumptions made

      • Definition of terms

      • Organization of this dissertation

      • Summary

    • Literature Review

      • Historical background

      • Theoretical background

      • Current litrature

      • Summary

    • Research methods

      • Introduction

      • Rationale

      • Research setting

      • Research sample

      • Data collection methods

      • Data analysis methods

      • Trustworthiness and credibility

      • Limitations and delimitations

      • Summary

    • Findings

      • Introduction

      • One or more sections addressing research questions or themes

      • Summary

    • Analysis

      • Introduction

      • One or more sections analysing each of the findings

      • Discussion

    • Conclusion

      • Summary

      • Conclusions

      • Limitations

      • Recommendations for further research

    • Appendices

    • References

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