A reverse outline is usually used to check your work.
It lets you strip down your paper into the main points you’re trying to make, and gives you a pared down look at the paper’s structure.
Things to Consider When Looking at Your Reverse Outline When you’re done constructing your reverse outline, now the work begins.
Take an honest look at your outline and read through it. Are there sections or entries that don’t seem to fit with the larger section?
It is best to include this defense in the manuscript. During data collection and analysis – Take notes on everything you do.
If you don’t, I guarantee you will forget important things that you have done (filenames, variable names and definitions, sources, dropping/modifying variables) 2. 200 pages is probably sufficient in most cases for a quantitative dissertation (140 60).
- - Maybe the most important chapter, it tells readers specifically what your theory/model is.
Length is determined by how large a contribution you are making.
If you are doing a comparative case study dissertation, this chapter may be a series of short chapters about each case.) - - This is an optional chapter. - - If your data are self-collected, an appendix presenting and explaining the data is useful, if not suggested.
If your analysis produces some paradox, or some puzzle, or you are aware of some situation that might negate your results, it is probably helpful to address them in a chapter like this. If your operationalizations are controversial or especially novel, you may want an appendix to explain further. Remainder of dissertation written This is probably the most common model.