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Chapter 2: The Intellectual Content of the Thesis

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The Intellectual Content of the Thesis
The Intellectual Content of the Thesis

This chapter deals with strategies for writing about the academic content of a thesis. You will learn about the role of the thesis in making an original contribution to knowledge, and consider the incorporation of data within the thesis. We explore some of the fundamental philosophical terms which may be employed, and discuss strategies for integrating them in the text. Finally, you will learn about different approaches to the presentation of arguments and claims to knowledge.

Study Strategies
  • Keep a record of phrases which academic writers use to express the provisional nature of their findings. You will find such phrases in theses, research-based books and academic journal articles. Analyse such phrases, and then try ...

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