Dissertation Conclusion and Recommendations

Dissertation Conclusion and Recommendations

In the dissertation conclusion chapter, it is always useful to remind the reader (and yourself) about the research topic/aims of the research again at this point. The conclusions drawn from the project, in relation to the problem researched, and the process followed should be presented and related to the aims and objectives of the project. Include conclusions about the research process as well as the findings themselves. Possible future developments of the study should be explored here.

Not all dissertation conclusion chapters will produce recommendations. However, highly recommended that you should always carefully think about your project and your conclusions, to determine whether there are recommendations to be made. These can be about the value of applying your findings to industry practice or to further research, or about the value of your methodology to address research problems in the future. If you wish, the conclusions and recommendations can be incorporated into the same chapter.

You may see longer research projects presenting conclusions and recommendations in separate sections, but in the case of this relatively short Honours Dissertation, it is suggested that incorporating conclusions and recommendations into the same chapter is a sensible way forward.

In the majority of dissertations’ conclusion, the word count should be between 1000 and 1500 words.