Thesis writing requires a proper organization of the comprehensively written content which is appropriately based on your thesis statement. The idea behind a thesis writing is to contribute to the existing knowledge in the subject area by developing new concepts and defending their appropriateness. Before beginning with writing the different parts of the thesis, it is vital that a summarized structure of what points are required to be covered in each part of your thesis is succinctly developed in the form of an outline. It is required to be ensured that every part of such outline revolves around the topic of thesis.
While the number of chapters may vary according to the guidelines of universities, a conventional format of a thesis contains five chapters. These are discussed as follows-
Briefly stating, this chapter contains a full introduction to the topic of thesis. It depicts the background to the topic by stating some facts about current dynamics and developments on the topic. The various parts of the introduction chapter are- background, problem statement, research questions, research objectives, significance of the research, delimitations, and outline of research structure.
This section requires immense good skills in reading the distinct concepts which are relevant for the topic. However, the most important part of literature review is to take a critical and comparative writing approach in order to obtain comprehensive points on the research problem. One important section of this chapter is the literature gaps that are being recognized after carrying out this review and which the present thesis undertakes to resolve. The past literature may be accessed from any medium, for example- Krishikosh is a digital repository of existing knowledge in the field of agricultural science and the like. Krishikosh has built a collection of valuable books, journal articles, research articles, thesis, dissertations, conference proceedings, etc., which are recognized as authentic academic sources. Like Krishikosh, many online repositories as well as offline libraries are present today where existing works can be accessed.
This section provides a detailed explanation into the researcher’s choice about the research design, method, techniques that are used for undertaking the collection and analysis of data. Additionally, it also depicts the sampling procedure and rationale behind choosing it.
Discussion and findings
This chapter shows the application of qualitative or quantitative analytical tools used to analyze the collected data. It also contains a separate section where discussion of the findings obtained from the analysis is presented.
Conclusion and Recommendations
It is important to link the findings of the research to the research questions. Thesis writing requires appropriate conclusion based on results obtained from the analysis and which also answers the research questions effectively. Mostly, this chapter also contains some recommendary actions suggested by the researcher.
This section holds immense importance in the thesis writing as appropriate refencing and in-text citations are required in every part of the thesis which has described the findings of existing works.