Let's have a look at those thesis as if we were to get an impression of them without having the time to read from cover to back.
We start by reading the abstract: how is it structured ? what is the function of each paragraph? what are the promised results ? what makes you interested in reading further?
With all this in mind, let's jump to the conclusion chapter and verify how it fulfils our expectations.
Are all the "results" mentioned in the abstract well presented ? Does the work done contribute to the context introduced in the abstract? Is the outcome clear ?
In the case of a production, are the decision made towards the realisation of the piece well laid out and informative so to be useful for other practitioners? or is that somewhere else...?
Does it stands by itself? Can you read it and get the bigger picture of the thesis work without the need of reading other chapters of the thesis?
- Auditory interfaces: Using sound to improve the HSL metro ticketing interface for the visually impaired
- The use of a personal computer: Interface aesthetics in live visual performance as criticism of human-computer interaction
Assan, J. (2009). Writing the conclusion chapter: the good, the bad and the missing. Liverpool: Development Studies Association, 1-8.
Julian Klein, JAR.
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