STANDARDIZED FORMAT FOR THESIS / DISSERTATION PRESENTATION



STANDARDIZATION OF DISSERTATION APPROVED AT UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Standardized format for Thesis/Dissertation Presentation


Chapter 1 
INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background to the Study
1.2 Statement of the Problem (if required)
1.3 Objectives of the Study
1.4 Research Questions/Hypothesis
1.5 Significance of the Study (Benefits derivable from study)
1.6 Biography of the Author of the works being studied (if applicable)
1.7 Scope of the Study/Limitation
1.8 Study Area (if required)

Chapter 2 
LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 Theoretical/Conceptual Framework
2.2 Empirical Review (aims, methods, finding of previous works and relevance to present  study, identified gaps in the literature)
2.3 Periodization of existing literature/stylistic development/genres (if required)

Chapter 3 
METHODOLOGY (MATERIALS AND METHODS)
3.1 Research design
3.2 Population for the Study (where applicable)
3.3 Sample and Sampling Techniques (where necessary)
3.4 Nature/Sources of data- Primary/Secondary
3.5 Methods of Data Collection/Instrumentation
3.6 Methods of Data Analysis
3.7 Validity/Reliability of Instruments (if required)

Chapter 4 
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
4.1 Presentation of Data (in Tables, Graphs and Plates)
4.2 Data Analysis
4.3 Discussion of Findings

Chapter 5 
SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATION/S
5.1 Summary (use one or two paragraphs to summarize each previous chapter)
5.2 Conclusion/s (to be structured e.g. 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, etc.)
5.3 Recommendation/s
5.4 Contribution to Knowledge
8.0 References/Bibliography – Havard System or APA (American Psychological            Association) style should be adopted
9.0 Appendices (to be structured according to the chapter it relates to). Abstract should be between 200 to 300 words.

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