Friday, 4 June 2021

Some conclusions resources

In the last post I listed a number of resources to help us write a sound discussion for our research project. However, to my surprise, I have not yet listed resources for the conclusions chapter. 

So, to add to a previous post on what we should call the conclusions chapter (here), we should firstly check that our conclusions have have answered our research question. To do this, there is a very good table by Alber (2011) which, although designed for action research, works for most qualitative research projects. Download a copy here

Next we should ensure that we have also answered the following questions:

  • How has it added to what is known about the subject?
  • What were the shortcomings?
  • Has my research left some unanswered questions?
  • Are my results of any use in the real world?
There are also some resources on conclusion chapter construction which may be useful:
Next there are a couple of resources for considering what the substantive research limitations are for the project (i.e. those which will affect how much we have answered our research question):
And lastly, a couple of resources to help us put together the future research section to close:

I hope these help!


Sam

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