Apa style guide - how to cite thesis/dissertation in your reference list. Your dissertation reference list reflects your level of research done in preparation for your writing while there is no set number of references to supply, there are some helpful guidelines you can follow to ensure you supply an adequately deep and developed list of sources these tips, from including a broad range of. Here are my two questions - how many references did you (phd and dba holders) use i followed the general rule of two references per page on a paper, thesis, or dissertation i think that a structure similar to this is used in many dissertation and research paper competitions as a guide for evaluators. Unless you're john nash, who cited only two texts in his seminal 26-page phd thesis (one of which was to his prior work), ensure that you've properly researched the relevant papers and included appropriate citations if you have too many references, readers may wonder if you did any original research at. Document example: dissertation/thesis proper bibliographic reference format: bibliographic references are double-spaced and indented half an inch after the first line use italics and sentence-style capitalization for dissertation / thesis titles identify the work as a doctoral dissertation / master's thesis in parentheses after.
Masters dissertation requires students to engage with their subject area in a more critical manner than they will have done at the undergraduate level while many masters students probably completed a bachelor's dissertation, the expectations for the masters dissertation are very different at this level they will be expected. This is often written as part of a postgraduate thesis proposal, or at the commencement of a thesis however, in other kinds of expository writing, you use relevant literature to support the discussion of your thesis in a literature review, the literature itself is the subject of discussion how many references to look for. There are several possibilities to acquire the data for dissertation examples include: the master's thesis is written in cooperation with an industry partner who provides data the data is collected during (as part of) the thesis (eg, through.
A thesis is a much longer work formed on the same lines, and represents a substantial piece of original research 'a thesis is a unique piece of most word processor software auto-matically moves and renumbers references, footnotes, end-notes, and so on as you edit the text they apply to catherine dodds used to be a. Why do i need a literature review when readers come to your assignment, dissertation, or thesis, they will not just assume that your research or analysis is a good idea they will want to be persuaded that it is relevant and that it was worth doing they will ask questions such as: what research question(s) are you asking. Address the research objectives of your dissertation you need to justify why the chosen methods were selected as the most appropriate for your research, amongst the many alternative ones, given its specific objectives, and constraints you may face in terms of access, time and so on reference to general advantages and.
No one is going to skip to the bibliography, think negative thoughts, and say you have too many references without reading the document if no individual part of the thesis could be considered as having too many citations, then the thesis as a whole has an appropriate number of citations these related. They didn't a good-quality topic is one that is original, and it can't be measured by how many references you have at the end of the thesis so don't panic about it expect of course that you will have plenty of references (after all, there is usually something written about most undergraduate dissertation. Placing the literature review in the dissertation/thesis structuring a literature review will try to look at as much of this existing research as possible summary keep the references 5 developing the literature review a literature review is made up of a series of 'mini book reviews' on material read for the assignment.