This article is good for students who are in the MA in Sociology. This is about how to write a thesis. I wrote my thesis excitedly and I had fun.
Firstly, if you want to write articles, essays, and thesis, you should be patient. Secondly, you should learn about how to search.
Four years ago, I wrote my thesis and crafted it in a great way. I got some experience in writing and how I can make a questionnaire.
My thesis was in the Sociology field and the research method I used was survey research. For collecting data, I used a questionnaire.
Most of the thesis in Human Science includes 5 chapters You can follow, these are:-
Chapter 1: research Generalities (research problem)
this chapter is just an introduction to your thesis, it consists of:-
Expression and description of your issue ( Expression of research problem)
Importance and necessity of issuing
Research objectives divided into major and minor ones
Expression of the importance of research questions that are divided into major and minor ones
Expression of benefits and application of research results
Chapter 2: Theoretical literature
this chapter Defines the important and main concepts of the research: Different types and dimensions of these concepts, and the History of the phenomenon ( You can use research articles, reports, or specific books)
the elements of theoretical literature
The current state of the phenomenon under study
Sociological theories related to the phenomenon under study ( For theory, it is based on your field of study )
Literature and research background (A summary of research on the issue, including name of researcher, research year, and some major results )
Framework research (A summary of the most relevant theories to the research issue)
Chapter 3: Research Methodology
In the chapter, there is an expression of the research method and the reason for using it( library, survey research, field research, content analysis,….)
to write research methodology, you should:-
Determine the statistical community and explanation of the general characteristics
Determine sample and express it ( simple random sampling, multistage cluster sampling, ….)
Describe research tool ( standard or researcher-made questionnaire, the number and type of questions, Interview,….), depending on your research, you could determine which tools are fit
identify Methods of collecting information ( day, time, place, conditions used for referring the respondents to collect information )
Express your hypothesis, An operational definition of variables of research hypothesis include mention indicators, mention indexes of each variable, and assessment of the level of each variable.
Chapter 4: Findings (analysis of data )
In the chapter, we should analyze our data. Including descriptive and inferential analysis. For analysis and research method I have used SPSS ( statical package for social sciences).
Chapter 5: Conclusion, Recommendations and Limitations
In the chapter, we should express our main results. We should compare our results with other results. How the results match the theories?
Explain Suggestions, problems, and limitations in this chapter. It would be great if the suggestions are practical.
At the end of the thesis, you should write your references.