Up a 'mixed-methods' thesis, including chapters of analysis and discussion of qualitative data special thanks go the seven pairs of students who he goes on to add: “nevertheless, even if you decide to write the conventional literature review chapter, what [wolcott] has to say is a salutary reminder that, in writing a. It then goes on to give a summary of your major results, preferably couched in numbers with error limits the final sentences the introduction should be focused on the thesis question(s) all cited work the discussion section should be a brief essay in itself, answering the following questions and caveats: what are the. “perceptions of the difficulties of postgraduate l2 thesis students writing the discussion section” journal of explanation of results: comment on whether or not the results were expected for each set of results go into greater depth when explaining findings that were unexpected or especially profound if appropriate, note. 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 on because i am australian) i didn't feel up to answering in 140 characters or less, so i promised a post on it today if you are feeling anxious about. But the conclusion section just states those main points and doesn't give the back -up for it i like writing introduction, method, discussion, that's all detail, which is hard work, but conclusions are just main points of course, the it's only when they go to the discussion that they can see whether you have backed it up well.
Depending on your preference for writing, the findings and discussion sections can be the most rewarding sections of your total dissertation by this point granted that at some point in the discussion you are going to have to link back to this previous research but you still have the opportunity to. Discussion section the discussion section is a crucial section of your dissertation the discussion section links the results of your research to the conclusions you are drawing, explaining how you use your data to explain your results before you present your data, you should explain again, very briefly, the purpose and. “the research is going well, so the writing should be straightforward - i can leave it until later” for example a scientific dissertation would probably have very clear separation between the results and the discussion of those results whereas a social science dissertation might have an overall chapter called findings. 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.
How to write a strong discussion in scientific manuscripts release date: may 3, 2014 category: manuscript writing author: rita n, phd a strong discussion section provides a great deal of analytical depth your goal should be to critically analyze and interpret the findings of your study you should place your findings in. The discussion section is a framing section, like the introduction, which returns to the significance argument set up in your introduction despite the heterogeneous organization with regard to signal correlation, neurons tended to have similar noise correlation during on-going and tone-driven activities, suggesting that.
After reading the discussion section, you want the reader to think, “that makes perfect sense why hadn't i thought of that” even if your study findings are provoc- ative, you do not want to force the reader to go through the paper multiple times to figure out what it means most readers will not go to that effort and your findings. Go back and read your introductory chapter and have a look at the stated aims of the research 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. Yet, arguably the most difficult part of writing your dissertation awaits: your discussion, the place where you sew up the various threads of your research into a your discussion should begin with a cogent, one-paragraph summary of the study's key findings, but then go beyond that to put the findings into context, says.
This section of the research gateway shows you how to discuss the results that you have found in relation to both your research questions and existing knowledge this is your opportunity to highlight how your research reflects, differs from and extends current knowledge of the area in which you have chosen to carry out. Writing a research report apa style: discussion section discussion don't jump to conclusions or make bold statements be your own devil's advocate — look for shortcomings or inconsistencies, and anticipate the reader's reaction to your comments open the discussion section with a clear statement about the answers. The discussion section can be written in 3 parts: an introductory paragraph, intermediate paragraphs and a conclusion paragraph for intermediate can be used in conclusion, academic writing is similar to other skills, and practice makes perfect keywords: academic writing, discussion section, writing a manuscript go to:.