Dr Jana Martiskova
Is your school dissertation due in a few months and you haven’t even started it?
Stressed out as you have no clue where to start?
It must be nerve wrecking because not only your grade but your university degree also depends on this document, right?
Selection of the right topic for your student dissertation is one of the most important and difficult tasks for the study. It is necessary that the topic of your study should be of your interest or related to your field of study otherwise working on it will become an exasperating task. To choose the perfect topic for you, start noting down everything that inspires you and then alter the themes accordingly. The topic that you select for study should be large enough to be a significant matter yet narrow enough to be completed in allotted time. After you select the topic, make sure that you get a valuable insight from old students or professionals who are related to the field.
After selection of the topic, this is the most important aspect of your thesis. The problem statement gives a focused direction to the entire study because the hypothesis, methodology and the data analysis is based on the problem statement. The best way to write a good problem statement is to answer the 5 WH questions.
Along with that, the problem statement also briefs the viewers about a concise background of the problem and the solution that is desired at the end of the study.
This is where the actual investigative work of your research begins. Two basic data gathering techniques are primary data collection and secondary data collection. Primary collection involves firsthand information collection for example through questionnaires, personal interviews and focus groups whereas secondary collection involves using data of already published sources like government statistics etc. For its analysis there are several statistical tests available that make data testing easy. The selection of your technique for data gathering and analysis depends on the variables of your study.
If the conclusion of your study cannot be summarized in one paragraph, then you have not chosen the right topic. The conclusion is the gist of the study in an unbiased view which shows whether you were able to achieve the proposed supposition or not.
For writing a formal research report, there is a proper guideline of formatting that needs to be followed. If your study analysis and data gathering has been done well but the report is not well written and follows none of the thesis report writing rules then you might as well be not writing one. That’s how important proper formatting is for your report.
Along with that, here is a check list that you can follow to assure yourself that you have done the right job:
Only when you answer all these questions with a ‘yes’ can you assure yourself that your dissertation is complete.
Hence, through these five simple and smart steps writing an outstandingcreative dissertation will be a task that is feared no more.