Results and Conclusions

results-and-conclusionsOnce passed the research part, data collection, and analysis, it is good to have a checkpoint from the tutor. The material written until this point should answer to a few key questions. These are:

  • What did you find with your research?
  • What are the reasons you interpret the results in a certain way?
  • How meaningful are the results of the research for the conclusions you draw?

Usually, the tutors will inform you about the mistakes that you might have in this direction, but it is better to be prepared beforehand. In this way, you will be able to give more attention to other details.

You should always relate to the purpose of your research. Also, pay attention to and how the conclusions that you draw reflect the research part. Sometimes, the research will not support the original theory but relate to a different idea. Don’t worry if this happens. Just carry on with the research methods and withdraw the correct conclusions. You can identify the weaknesses in your dissertation. It is best to visually highlight these results with bar charts or pie graphics. In the case of qualitative data, use direct quotes. Ask your supervisor for the length of these quotes, as they should not be too long to bore the person that will examine your dissertation.

In the conclusion part, you will extract all the arguments that answer the original question. You can summarize your findings, but try not to repeat yourself. In this section, you can also aim for future research and practical implications.

Also, make sure you understand what ‘good English’ means, even ask for samples of previously written dissertations at your university. Your writing style should be academic, clear, and unfussy. Remember to keep phrases short and uncluttered and never use words that you don`t fully understand.