All’s well that ends well.
We have heard it so many times that it is hard to ignore the ending now, isn’t it? Then why shouldn’t we make the most of the thesis conclusion too?
Considering that there is nothing perfect when it comes to subjective analysis of academic research and knowledge, we have brought together the important checklist that brings your thesis conclusion close to perfection, if not actually perfect.
The Accurate Length
Although research and its length vary from topic to topic, there’s an easy way of deciding the length of the conclusion. As per the guidelines of popular universities and renowned researchers, the conclusion should be somewhere around 5-7% of the complete thesis as per the word count. The technical research has it even less as the conclusion states mostly the result there.
Address The Research Questions
Writing a conclusion is also important to address the research questions raised in the thesis. The answers to these questions need to be included in the conclusion segment to show that the objectives of the research conducted have been fulfilled.
Highlight The Significance
The conclusion must reflect on the research and the findings to highlight the significance of the research once again. Through the conclusion, the researcher should remind the readers why specific topic and research methodology have been selected and what difference did it make in the thesis development.
The conclusion is also the space for raising questions about the research gaps and topics that have been neglected. It gives the scholar or researcher the space to organize the data and information for the discussion purpose and then come up with the result.
In case, there is still scope of doing more research in the chosen topic or study, then it can also be added in the conclusion segment as a part of recommendation. It gives the reader something to think about or it can help the future researchers to conduct further research.
These five points can also be seen as the checklist to create a perfect thesis conclusion where the research has been addressed properly keeping the scope and purpose of the conducted study in mind.
A lot of PhD scholars also struggle while identifying the research gap segment in their thesis. If you are also facing a similar issue, then we hope that reading 3 Proven Hacks to Identify the Research Gap in the Literature can help you in moving past this step.
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