This section also re-acquaints the reader or examiner with the research question and goal.
In that sense, the concluding chapter binds the different concepts/findings with the hypothesis and pull the entire dissertation or thesis into a comprehensive and comprehensible unit.
How did you write your final dissertation chapter, or how are you planning to do this?
To write a good conclusion you need to go back to your dissertation title and your Introduction.
The general rule of thumb that is followed for a concluding chapter is around 5 pages for a Masters dissertation and around 15 pages for a doctoral thesis.
However, depending upon your university, supervisor and your topic, the length of the chapter may vary.
Just because your dissertation is at an end does not mean that it has fulfilled its purpose or that there is nothing new to research in the field. The end may be just the beginning for your career as an academic researcher.
You may want to follow up on your research or you may feel proud that you have paved the way for others to follow.
Last week, we discussed how to write the "Summary and Conclusions" section for a paper.
We looked at what we don't want to see in this section in any paper - regardless of your excuse - and then we discussed how I go about writing this very section of a paper.