Students who are completing their dissertations have a pretty clear idea of what the other chapters in their dissertations should include. The chapter titles actually drive exactly what should be included - literature review, methodology, results, discussion, and conclusion. But the dissertation introduction is more nebulous. It doesn't have a specific, detailed description of what should be included. And it really is dependent upon the "meat" of the dissertation and the actual research project that has been undertaken.
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The purpose of the introduction is to give your reader a clear idea of what your essay will cover. It should provide some background information on the specific problem or issue you are addressing, and should clearly outline your answer. Create some context and background. Tell your reader about the research you plan to carry out. State your rationale. Explain why your research is important. State your hypothesis.
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Published on February 26, by Shona McCombes. Revised on October 13, The introduction is the first chapter of your thesis or dissertation and appears right after the table of contents. Set the stage for your research with a clear focus, purpose and direction.
To avoid this problem and work with coherent structure, one must know how to write a good thesis statement. This post will break down the statements purpose as well as fundamental elements necessary to create an effective thesis. One of the main reasons students struggle with their thesis statements is a lack of technical understanding.