Research Methods for Graduate Business and Social Science Students is a fundamental and easy guide to studying research methods. In addition to the general concepts relating to research methods, broad research issues and theoretical concepts critical to research are discussed. The book is written in a reader-friendly manner and contains plenty of examples and helpful practical exercises at the end of each chapter to reinforce and enjoy learning.
Chapter 16: Writing and Presenting the Dissertation
Writing and Presenting the Dissertation
This chapter is concerned with how we report the results of research. Research report writing is not simply a matter of describing what has been done and how it has been done. It also requires the author to focus on the specific purpose of the research when reporting results and findings. In addition, it must be presented in a style that is easy to understand and that allows the reader to make connections with the original purpose of research, its specific objectives and analysis, conclusions, and any recommendations that may arise from it. There is no ‘standard’ way in which research results are ‘written up’—for example, the reporting of medical research is often quite different in ...