Characteristics of Writing a PhD Thesis
Here is a list of peculiarities when it comes to writing a PhD thesis.
The amount of sources needed:
In undergraduate studies, it was easier to be able to do a term paper and get away with citing just one source to support the claim or argument that was being made. When submitting a PhD thesis, it requires more than just one source. It requires not only a lot of research, but the writer must also look at how credible is that source and if they have had multiple papers published in credible places.
The eleven different sections of a thesis for PhD thesis:
According to Monash University, there are eleven different components to a PhD thesis.
- Cover page:
- Table of Contents
- List of tables/appendixes/figures/illustrations:
- Literature review:
It is the first page that the committee will see and it needs to tell them exactly what the subject is going to be about.
Basically states that the work has not been used before for another research project for a PhD paper.
Thanks everyone that took a part in helping that particular person to be able to present the findings and paper.
Is simply like a table of contents in a books, with titles and subtitles and page numbers.
The list includes whatever pictures etc that will be used in the thesis and presentation along with what pages they appear on.
It is basically painting a picture about what you plan on talking about in the paper, just a shorter version. It includes everything that would be in the paper, just more along the lines of a summary.
This introduces the topic at hand as well as introducing the question that will be answered or at least attempted to be answered. It also presents background information.
Shows that the expertise is there and that you are knowledgeable about the subject and present only the sources that will are of direct correlation with the subject.
This is where you write about how you went to collect the data and what those means were.
Presents what was found by the methods that you used for the research.
Shows the findings and discusses what their meaning is to the future that reads the presentation, as well as shows that with your knowledge on the subject, that you are able to make recommendations.
Usually make recommendations in this section.
This section includes raw data that was collected.
Talks about what references were used.
It’s where a list of key terms and concepts are at as well as where they can get more information.