sample abstract for thesis
Click on the links below to view examples of abstracts written by MSU students from different fields of study.
The Role of Src-Homology-3 in the Activation Mechanism of MLK3
Abstract writing varies a little from discipline to discipline — an abstract for a scientific report will be different from an abstract for a history research paper, for example. SAGE Research Methods’ Project Planner has a nice Writing Up section that will link you to abstract tips in different disciplines: look for How do I write my abstract?
Your style guide is another good place to look for abstract-writing tips. See, for example:
Theses abstracts can be linked to the institutional repository (if applicable). The abstracts will be indexed by search engines and are also searchable on this site, leading to greater exposure of institutional research.
The Journal of Public Health in Developing Countries (JPHDC) welcomes submissions of Master’s and Doctoral theses’ abstracts in the field of public health for online publication.
A separate abstract is published in Dissertation Abstracts International by Proquest. This abstract must be carefully formatted and prepared to give a succinct account of the dissertation, including a statement of the problem, procedure and methods, results, and conclusions. There is no maximum permissible length for the abstract. The abstract for publication by Proquest must be signed by a member of the Reading Committee.
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