The results, discussion and conclusion sections of a thesis may appear as separate chapters or may be combined in different ways. Three models below show the possible combinations.
|Model 1||Model 2||Model 3|
|Results||Results and Discussion||Results|
|Discussion||Discussion and Conclusion|
These models are taken from Murrison, E. & Webb, C. (1991) Writing a research paper. From the series: Writing Practice for University Students
You may also have mini results, discussion and conclusion sections occurring within chapters if there is no separate results section or chapter.
Find out more about Results Sections (PDF file).
- Biology Results Section (PDF file)
- Biology Discussion and Conclusion Section (PDF file)
- Education Results and Discussion Section (PDF file)
- Engineering Results and Discussion Section (PDF file)