structure of a dissertation

structure of a dissertation

Descriptive
• Conceptual, e.g. on feminism, racism, sustainability

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This article was co-authored by Michelle Golden, PhD. Michelle Golden is an English teacher in Athens, Georgia. She received her MA in Language Arts Teacher Education in 2008 and received her PhD in English from Georgia State University in 2015.

The above structure seems a little odd to me, though. Are the purpose of parts to partition the paper completely? That is, should each chapter belong to a part? In the above structure, Ch.1 and Ch. 6 are not in any part.
I am writing a PhD dissertation that contains two main themes/topics. These topics are fairly different from each other, but they do have (some!) common threads.

Remember: The structure of your PhD is related to the ways in which you conduct your research and examine its process and findings.
Activity 2 for Workshop 2: PhD thesis including publications (DOCX)

References:

http://www.wikihow.com/Structure-a-Dissertation
http://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/68745/structure-of-a-dissertation-with-two-fairly-disjoint-topics
http://sites.rmit.edu.au/graduateresearcherknowhow/becoming-a-research-writer/thesis-and-dissertation-structures/
http://www.yourdictionary.com/dec

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