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What is a dissertation conclusion


The dissertations are a very crucial and essential part of the PhD degree of any program. The thing is that it serves as a transition for a regular student to becoming a scholar in his/her own right. It allows a person to explore the field that he/she may have studied as their major. It will enable them to ask questions and then work out viable answers by using their capability of reasoning and logic. However, a very important and possibly the only part to which every answer inevitably leads, are the conclusions that one may draw from the overall research done. This part of the conclusions is like the ultimate attribution of your study towards the whole field that you might be working in. It’s a concise description of what you accomplished as a scholar, what discoveries you might have made and what is the ultimate worth of this research. It is the complete precis of what and how you managed to explore the topic given to you, what questions did you ask and if you got the necessary results or not. It may even dictate how further ways might be made into the research work and what mistakes you might have made as a researcher from which others can learn from and work to improve their versions of the researches done. It is something that contributed to the overall integrity of research work while establishing your worth and mettle as a scholar. The conclusions you draw from your research, if done right, save the people of your field countless hours of work and effort. It allows others to learn essential facts on the go and furthers the way into the work being done by the workers of a field. It’s a delicious part of your research, and some may argue that it serves the area and the community of scholars very significantly. However, this particular part of the research work can become a hassle for PhD students. It requires careful planning and a brilliant thought process. What to include and what to omit becomes a very hectic process. It even majorly depends on the overall work you did as a researcher, the quality of your methodology and even the topic you chose in the first place. Therefore, careful planning and guidance are required in this case. Your university professors may provide valuable insight in this regard, but the truth is, their advice is often derived from their own experiences. Moreover, it is advised by us, that you follow through on our general and easy to understand ways. It is guaranteed to make the conclusion of your dissertation better in every way and help you get that edge that will boost you the extra mile down the path of success. Also, who knows, maybe your conclusions shape the world for the better! And we would have a teeny tiny part to play in it. Following are the rules you could follow to make reasonable conclusions of your research work.

The general outline

It is advisable that you treat your conclusion part as a separate area on its own. It should have its own divisions as a decent introduction, the main part in the middle and the deduction as well. A very crucial thing to make your conclusion this way is to create a general outline for it. By making the general outline, you’ll be able, to sum up, what your research professes to others. A lot of important topics and points are readdressed. This allows you to make further improvement in your overall dissertations as well. If you may have overlooked something important, you’d be able to go back and change it or add to it as required. The general outline also makes an abstract conclusion in your head. When you look at your research as a series of segments of research, it will allow you to make a mental image of what you want to deduce from it. The overall analysis will allow you to make further predictions as to what could be done in future to make more way for more progress, paved in the image of your research. Therefore, a general outline at the start of your dissertation project to determine what you would do, and at the end to examine as to what happened, really bring soul and reality to your project. This type of excellence will add flair to your research. Anyhow, the general outline should be precise and to the point. The whole research is covered briefly, and all the experiments are touched in chronological order. The last deductions start to take shape here.

The main attraction, actual conclusions

You have tethered around the main part long enough now, and its time for you to lay down some firm and iron conclusions. Moreover, that’s exactly what you are going to do. You have to create a robust framework that’s based on context, further backed by your research and it explains what you actually achieved in your work. The conclusions are going to start with simple and understandable statements, but gradually they are going to get complicated. You are advised by us to include cross-questions, derived conclusions and even further questions in your complex conclusions. It is very important to make the points that stand out in your research, stand out in your conclusions as well. You have to give some parts of your research the proper spotlight they deserve. Highlighting certain words, specific phrases, unexpected results and the overall experience of the research should all be highlighted and given adequate account for. Another thing that must be given proper attention, are the mathematical conclusions. These equations that you may have derived, the graphs that you drew and the trends seen or the trends deviated from; all make for some incredibly juicy conclusion points. It is, therefore, advised, that the central part of your conclusions, this very part that we are discussing right now, should be crafted carefully. You are to omit the intricate details and the delicate little things that you took care of when you are explaining things on the broader scale of the conclusive and deductive fronts.

Moreover, the conclusions should be well thought out. Apart from the evident and linear conclusions that you may expect as a result of an experiment performed, the conclusions should also touch the deep analytical points that are going on in the background of the experiments. This does not necessarily mean conditions of the experiments as that would add useless wordcount to your conclusion, and rather it should focus on the offshoot conclusions and the non-linear consequences of your research. A dissertation written by an MBBS professor discussing faulty kidneys of a patient, in addition to mentioning the increased waste content in the blood (the linear and obvious conclusion) also shed intense light on the overall volume of the blood present and how kidney contribute to maintaining a certain level of blood in our bodies. This conclusion came as a shock and surprise to the fellow professors, and it led to the discovery of erythropoietin, a hormone involved in forming blood. These types of conclusions allow the researchers to see the potential of an experiment, rather than its surface value. This type of conclusion urges a researcher to delve deeper and deeper into his/her research, that not only boosts their status in the eyes of their counterparts but also adds valuable knowledge to the overall field. Things like these, when taken proper care of, will make your dissertation of a high standard. It will also do the dissertation what they indeed should be, good old fashioned and creative research essays.

Advising your future researchers, a charter for the future

Now you are done with your main part, but the conclusion part, as we said, should be embellished. Moreover, this garnishing requires you to add a few pure and completely new thoughts of your own at this stage, near the end. You have worked hard on your dissertation, and you have managed to make it incredibly intricate so that it has the analytical prowess of an excellent document. You have done well but the work is not over yet. The dissertation writing bestows a person with an immense amount of experience. The thing to do here is to map out a way for the future researchers that may be interested in additional research on your topic. Right now, you know better than most, as to what sort of way should be chartered in order to achieve the targets of this particular topic. Therefore, do include a memorandum of sorts for the future researchers, as to what they should question and even as to what they should expect additionally to what you have found out. It is like a charter that would include your suggestions for future endeavours of your field members. It will also give you scholarly foresight, and make you realize the importance of your work in the grand scheme of a particular science or literature that you may be pursuing. it will allow you to spearhead future researches as well, and may very well allow you one day to overhead the part of science/literature of whose very part you once were.

Expressing the importance of your work

Hey, we get it! You don’t need the approval of anyone. After all, the hard of months or maybe even some years, in the form your dissertation, is now completed in its physical way. You have had your fair share of namelessness but now is the time for your publications to go viral and make you an overnight genius sensation. However, you have to stay realistic.

Moreover, that means, you have to attract an audience to your work, just like all other parts of your life, and also do it subtly and through point break arguments. So, this little part of your conclusive statement will focus on just that. On how you would need to subtly show the professors and the future researches the importance of your work this will force you to contrast your work with some other work and show how it's slightly better and how your results will further the way into the research of the field under study. This is an activity, that needs to be done under the radar at all times. It is essentially a fact that you can’t boast BLATANTLY about your work. Don’t stroke your ego, but maintain professional integrity that would urge you to make specific points in favour of your research.

However, there is no way you came all this way alone. It’s considerate for you to acknowledge your achievements or parts of it to the right people, who helped you along the way. 

The conclusion of your conclusion

This is the end. You have done it. Actually done it. Moreover, this is your final word to your audience, and whether it be your professor or your fellow researchers, this is the last part of your dissertation. The conclusion of your conclusion, will, for the last time, sum up the entirety of what you did and what you set out to do in your dissertation tenure. You can quote the experiences close to your heart, what you learnt, what you will apply in your future and if the topic was challenging or not. A heart to heart last conversation with the people who understand what you wrote. If you extend your questions extensively in this portion, it will go down to show that you were unable to complete what you wanted to say in your due time and work. Keep this portion light-hearted and casual. This is the end of your efforts, and you should end it at a good note. Say your due regards to whomever necessary and share how much you grew through your PhD period, all the while remaining under the light of your research work. The briefest outline of your work could go a long way, but then again, the whole dissertation is just a few scrolls up.

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