Thesis

The term "thesis" comes from the Greek θέσις, meaning "something put forth", and refers to an intellectual proposition.

Structure:
a) an introduction: which introduces the research topic, the methodology, as well as its scope and significance
b) a literature review: reviewing relevant literature and showing how this has informed the research issue
c) a methodology chapter, explaining how the research has been designed and why the research methods/population/data collection and analysis being used have been chosen
d) a findings chapter: outlining the findings of the research itself
e) an analysis and discussion chapter: analysing the findings and discussing them in the context of the literature review (this chapter is often divided into two—analysis and discussion)
f) a conclusion: which shows judgement or decision reached by thesis

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