Once you have decided upon a suitable research topic for your dissertation or thesis and written a proposal detailing your research objectives, the next step is to produce an outline that will serve as a roadmap to guide the course of your research. Like the proposal itself, this can pose formidable challenges, and students often find the prospect of designing, organising and structuring research that may take them three or more years to complete especially daunting. We recommend that all students experiencing such difficulties consider taking advantage of our unique dissertation outline service.
The Importance of a Strong Dissertation Outline
The purpose of an outline is to find a way of ordering your ideas and producing a framework upon which to build your thesis. Such a framework needs to be robust enough that it can provide structure and direction to your research yet flexible enough to withstand the revisions that will be required as that research progresses. An outline should help you to make your objectives clear to yourself, to sharpen your focus, to decide what will and will not fall within the scope of your research, and to make sure that the project is manageable with the resources and timeframe available to you. Writing the outline will force you to think about your project in more detail and to work out how it can be broken down into a chain of manageable, logically connected sections that will ultimately form the basis of the chapters of your dissertation.
Structure and Focus
It is difficult to overemphasise the importance of producing a clear, focused, manageable and well-structured outline at the early stages of any dissertation or thesis. Vague outlines with ill-defined research aims and fuzzy frameworks do not usually work well and a research plan that is insufficiently focused can easily lead to disaster. For this reason it is crucial that one not only gains clarity about one’s precise research objectives but also knows how to go about turning them into tractable research questions and hypotheses that can be adequately addressed within the confines of a three-year research project.
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