- 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.
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.
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
Purpose of the research
Research questions and hypotheses
Importance of the research
Author’s role in the research
Scope/limitations of the research
Definition of terms
Organization of this dissertation
Data collection methods
Data analysis methods
Trustworthiness and credibility
Limitations and delimitations
One or more sections addressing research questions or themes
One or more sections analysing each of the findings
Recommendations for further research