What a dissertation included

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Title Page

The cover page of your graphic design dissertation should have the following aspects covered:

  • Dissertation title
  • Your name
  • Reasons to submit the dissertation
  • Your university’s and department’s name followed by month and year

Acknowledgement

This is the page where you thank and show your appreciation to the people who assisted you in writing your graphic design dissertation.

Abstract

It is a summation of your graphic design dissertation. It is normally about 120 to 150 words. It should cover the following points:

  • Background of the topic
  • Aim of the study
  • Methods to conduct research
  • Results

Table of Contents

Mention all the sections and chapter and any other written work in form of a list with page numbers.

Introduction

A graphic design dissertation introduction serves as the reason to establish context for research. It further provides information about the research question and ends with a clear hypothesis.

Literature Review

Literature review is an abstract of the published and accessible information pertaining to your graphic design dissertation topic. The information you select to review and analyze should come from trustworthy and authentic sources. It is important since it makes you aware of the conducted research and helps you stay focused to find out new angles to look at your own graphic design dissertation.

Methodology

In your graphic design dissertation it is a crucial chapter. In this part you will have to explain how the research of the study will be carried out. You also have to tell about the relevance and significance of choosing the methods.

Results

Now you have to present the results of the evaluation of the data you collected with appropriate and related statistical account of the raw data. Be careful about your personal opinions. You should not include your opinion in results section. It is done in discussion part.

Discussion

In the discussion part of your graphic design dissertation, you have to discuss and evaluate the findings obtained as the result of research in context of existing and accessible literature. Here the discussion is centred to the research question to prove it correct. It is not necessary that the research question is approved, it might be rejected.

Recommendations

As the result of all the research findings and their analysis, you come up with further suggestions for future work and further improvement in the field.

Bibliography

List all the information sources.

Appendices

Appendices include graphs, tables, figures, interviews, questionnaires, summaries of your survey, and statistical results which will not be counted in the actual word count of your research.

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