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How to Write a Better Thesis David Evans Paul Gruba Justin Zobel pdf download


What Is a Thesis? 
Simply defined, a thesis is an extended argument. To pass, a thesis must demonstrate logical, structured, and defensible reasoning based on credible and verifiable evidence presented in such a way that it makes an original contribution to knowledge, as judged by experts in the field. Among the many types of scholarly productions, theses are an oddity: each one is different, and there are no standard or generic constructions. Most of those who supervise theses have written just one, and, despite the effort they take to produce, the only people who carefully read a given thesis are the project supervisors, the examiners, and an otherwise rather select audience of specialized academics.                                                      From the start, it is good to have a solid idea of what a thesis is, and perhaps the best place to start a discussion of theses is with their purpose. What do examiners look for when they judge your work?

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Attributes of a Successful Thesis


 • The thesis demonstrates authority in the candidate’s field and shows evidence of command of knowledge in relevant fields.
 • It shows that the candidate has a thorough grasp of the appropriate methodological techniques and an awareness of their limitations.
• It makes a distinct contribution to knowledge.
• Its contribution to knowledge rests on originality of approach and/or interpretation of the findings and, in some cases, the discovery of new facts.
• It demonstrates an ability to communicate research findings effectively in the professional arena and in an international context.
• It is a careful, rigorous and sustained piece of work demonstrating that a research ‘apprenticeship’ is complete and the holder is admitted to the community of scholars in the discipline.

Guidelines for Examiners :

• Does the candidate show sufficient familiarity with, and understanding and critical appraisal of, the relevant literature?
• Does the thesis provide a sufficiently comprehensive investigation of the topic?
• Are the methods and techniques adopted appropriate to the subject matter and are they properly justified and applied?
• Are the results suitably set out and accompanied by adequate exposition and interpretation?
• Are conclusions and implications appropriately developed and clearly linked to the nature and content of the research framework and findings?
• Have the research questions in fact been tested?
• Is the literary quality and general presentation of the thesis of a suitably high standard?
• Does the thesis as a whole constitute a substantive original contribution to knowledge in the subject area with which it deals?

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What Is a Thesis? ......................................................................................... 1
Criteria for Examination ................................................................................ 1
 Attributes of a Successful Thesis............................................................ 1
 Guidelines for Examiners ....................................................................... 2
Types of Thesis ............................................................................................... 3
Look at Other Theses ..................................................................................... 4
Examiners’ Reports ........................................................................................ 5
Summary of Chapter 1: What Is a Thesis? ..................................................... 6

2 Thesis Structure ........................................................................................... 9
 Why We Have Trouble with New Tasks ........................................................ 9
Structuring Your Thesis .................................................................................. 10
The ‘Standard’ Thesis Structure ..................................................................... 11
Narrative ......................................................................................................... 14
Non-standard Thesis Structures ..................................................................... 15
Summary of Chapter 2: Thesis Structure ....................................................... 15


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