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Thesis layout and format


Thesis layout and format

ChapterOne&shy&shy – Introduction

Thischapter basically introduces the research and what it will be allabout. It will have the general background of the problem to beresearched and gives reasons why the study is worth studying. Thereader is also introduced to the key terms to be used and clearlyoutlining the objectives of the study.

ChapterTwo – Literature Review

Thischapter as the topic suggests involves an analysis of the dataassociated with the topic under study or related to the researchquestions. Previous research done on specific areas (secondarysources) is done. The aim of this chapter is to try and analyze theinformation that is previously collected and see if the answers tothe research questions can be achieved. It’s a very important partof the thesis its thorough analysis will also determine the scope ofthe research to be carried out (Schwab&amp Borgdorff, 2014).

ChapterThree – Research Methodology

Thisentails the methods that will be used to collect data as well as theanalytical tools to be used in order to get the right informationfrom the data. It will also state the research subjects andpopulation to be interviewed. In short, this sections details how oneplans on collecting the actual data from the intended population.

ChapterFour – Description of Result

Hereis where the data collected is analyzed using different tools such asgraphs and statistical software. The researcher tries to make senseof all the materials collected. It also entails presentation of thebulk data collected in a meaningful manner. The researcher aims atcollecting as much information as possible in order to have enoughevidence to make an informed conclusion (Kara,2012).

ChapterFive – Summary

Chapterfive is usually a summary of the key findings from the datacollected. Since in the whole research there are both the secondaryand primary sources, the research should indicate which conclusionsare derived from the primary sources and which ones are from thesecondary sources.


Schwab,Michael, and Borgdorff, Henk, eds. (2014),&nbspTheExposition of Artistic Research:

Publishing Art inAcademia,&nbspLeiden:Leiden University Press.

KaraH (2012) Research and Evaluation for Busy Practitioners: ATime-Saving Guide, p.102.

Bristol: The Policy Press.