In earning a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree, a thesis or a dissertation is probably the toughest test that a student must be able to accomplish during the last year of studying. Sleepless nights and a lot of research and not to mention fieldwork if necessary needs to be done for the thesis or dissertation to be accomplished. Basically, a thesis or a dissertation is a document that the student should submit in order to earn a degree. The document may serve as proof that you have learned the theories in your chosen field and that you are able to apply them to real life situations. The thesis should be about something that is relevant to the degree being taken and will make use of the laws and theories that is taught in the specific discipline chosen. One of the parts of the dissertation that troubles most students is the dissertation results. This is the part that shows the results obtained by the study along with explanations and discussions. This part of the thesis basically contains what the student or researcher has obtained prior to following the dissertation methodology. The results will provide answers to the questions being addressed in the research study.
One key thing that students need to take into consideration is that the dissertation result would not become fully loaded with data and results that can discourage the reader. The main objective in writing the result of the study is to present all the relevant and important data obtained throughout the conduct of the study as clearly as possible in the simplest manner. The dissertation result should include tables and figures along with brief and concise explanation that will provide the reader with what the research is all about. The tables that are to be presented must be properly organized and easy to understand. Proper labeling is a must in presenting results.
There a number of systems by which can present the results of the study one of which is to show the results in accordance with the main problems or the objective of the study. Results may be presented with the question or problem being addressed one by one. It can be done by first mentioning a specific objective and after which, data preferably put in tables be presented along with a brief explanation on as to how the data was obtained and what the data says about the problem or objective that is concerned. This system provides the reader with a logical and easy to comprehend way of reading your thesis. It is but important that the result of your dissertation be presented with coherence to your literature addressing the main question after presenting results that answer the specific objectives or sub problems.
A good introduction to every paragraph is essential in presenting the results. The introduction must be an overview of the problem being addressed and the process on how the data was obtained. From there, you can start logically explaining the implication of the results as to whether it meets your objective or it deviates from the idea that you have stated in your literature. Another thing to remember is to let the tables and the charts speak for the figures and statistics. The discussion of the results must focus on the analysis of the figures and its implication to your study. You need not focus too much on very specific details of your results. What is important is that you will be able to express the general meaning and implication of your results in as less words as possible. Never forget that when it comes to dissertation results, less is more.
Before writing your results, you must prepare what you are going to convey to your readers. Manage thoughts and explanations in your head and make it a point that when you put in on paper, it is brief, concise and contains everything that you need to say about eh results. One way to do this is set a number of words that will serve as your limit in explaining your results. Always remember to always be direct to the point and to quit beating around the bush. The part is about eh results and that is what’s exactly you are going to present to your readers.
Another thing to consider in writing your dissertation results is to select the specific and relevant data that you want to convey to the readers. You do not have to answer every single question raised in the previous parts of your dissertation. You only need to present those that are relevant namely; the results relevant to your specific objective and of course the result that will provide answers to your main problem. Other data gathered along the research can be provided in the appendices. It is important that everything you have gathered be put in the appendices to show that have not gotten rid of any data that you have gathered and also to be consistent with what you are really trying to address. Other data that will be on the appendices that will not be included in the dissertation results may also be important to other researches that can be related in one way or another to your study.
For graduating students, it is but important to take into consideration the guidelines and tips that are mentioned above in order to deliver a dissertation result that will be easy and presentable in the eyes of the readers but at the same time contain everything that is relevant to your research. It is important that the student realize that the readers are less knowledgeable about the topic as the student is. This why the student must express the results and explain them in the simplest manner as possible. One of the aims of making a thesis or dissertation is to educate people and it is easier to educate people if you use simple and brief explanations.