structure of a dissertation
• Explored, e.g. case studies, interviews, field observation
A theoretical dissertation focuses on secondary research – you use data collected and presented by other researchers to develop an argument.
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This article was co-authored by Michelle Golden, PhD. Michelle Golden is an English teacher in Athens, Georgia. She received her MA in Language Arts Teacher Education in 2008 and received her PhD in English from Georgia State University in 2015.
The above structure seems a little odd to me, though. Are the purpose of parts to partition the paper completely? That is, should each chapter belong to a part? In the above structure, Ch.1 and Ch. 6 are not in any part.
Within each theme, I have two rather related sub-themes. Each sub-theme is substantial enough to form a chapter.