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Writing the discussion

The discussion chapter is observed as one of the most difficult chapters to write among students

Date:   6/10/2019 11:36:51 AM   ( 42 d ) ... viewed 38 times

The discussion chapter in research paper writing focuses on what happens or the significance of the results obtained and the interpretation; it helps the reader understand the contribution of the research to that field of specialization.

The discussion chapter is observed as one of the most difficult chapters to write among students mainly because it involves testing the credibility of data or information collected in the previous chapters, and tests the link between the student’s research findings and the existing literature.

How to write the discussion chapter of a research paper

This chapter can be written as a research report and should follow the format stipulated below:

Introduction-
restate the research question, the context of study, the significance and purpose of your homework help web site for research assignment and the type of research conducted in order to provide practical solutions to the research questions given.

Summarize the study-
This is a summary of chapter three and four of the study but should not have supporting evidence. In this regard, it will have the following:

The overall design of research
Data collection and data analysis strategies
The results of the study
The discussion
This section plays the purpose of linking the findings of your research to the works done by other researchers. It focuses on interesting or major findings of your research.

Implications
It shows how the research findings may affect the understanding of a given phenomenon in a specific field of specialization.

Recommendations
Based on the changes in perception and understanding that may arise because of the research paper discussion you present, you are required to give a way forward.

The conclusion
It sums up the chapter, and gives the writer an opportunity to reinstate the impression he/she would want the reader to have.

When writing this section of a research paper proves to be difficult, you can seek for assistance from your supervisor or professional writers.
Writing the conclusion of a research paper

Many have misunderstood the conclusion has been misunderstood to be a summary of a paper or a text; however, this is on the contrary. The purpose of a conclusion is to give a final judgment after reaffirming the thesis statement and discussing prominent issues in research writing.

The purpose of a conclusion

The purpose of a conclusion is to create a link to all sections of a research paper and comment on the meaning (s) expressed in these sections. As such, the conclusion will:


Demonstrate a synthesis and integration of different issues raised in the research paper and how it is related to the thesis statement, and objectives of the research
It gives answers to the research questions
Shows the relationship between the study and theoretical and policy implications of the research
Gives the limitations of the study although not in details
Gives insights or direction for further research writing
Qualities of a good conclusion

A high quality conclusion should have the following characteristics

It should not introduce new knowledge, instead it should show a synthesis of what was discussed in the previous chapters of the research paper
It should be brief and systematic between less than or equal to 5 to 15 pages based on whether you are doing a dissertation or writing a PhD for your study.
It must show or demonstrate unity in the different sections of the research paper, from the objective of research writing at the introduction to the results, discussion and recommendations.
It must have the capacity to add to the quality of the paper. A good conclusion leaves the reader with one impression besides giving an opportunity to restate your position in research writing.
A good conclusion should also have the capacity to stand on its own, justify, and defend thesis statement.

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