sample dissertation abstract
The following two examples have been annotated with academic comments. This is to help you understand why they achieved a good 2:1 mark but also, more importantly, how the marks could have been improved.
These dissertations achieved a mark of 80 or higher:
ISA will make it available on this website so that others will see what you are doing. That way you will be able to discover others studying similar things.
The ISA has undertaken a new initiative to create an international community of young sociologists who are in the middle of their PhD dissertations or have completed them in the last 5 years. We are asking you to post dissertation abstracts (in English), together with a small amount of information about yourselves.
The abstract must be in the following format:
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.