“Having a good discussion is like having riches”, Anonymous

The idea of discussion is as old as civilization itself. Nations were always given two choices: Table talks or swords with rocks. Smart ones opted for the former and they survived. The other faction either vanished or the history wrote them off. They tried to force their opinions and beliefs on others but nature had some different plans for them.

So, would you like to force your dissertation results and observations or take the people through them with a discussion and convince them? I am sure you will make the smarter choice and choose to concentrate on your dissertation discussions chapter. You cannot force your opinion, not only because everyone differs to it in one way or the other but also because you may be wrong.

So let’s talk about dissertation discussions a little bit. When you are writing a dissertation discussion chapter it should include these essential components.

Some outcomes of your work.
Further explanation using statistics in your work, some observations and surveys.
Some problems you faced during the research.
Suggest proposals for further research.

“The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress”, Joseph Joubert

When you write a dissertation discussion, always maintain a neutral stance and review your own findings and suggestions. Don’t try to force your readers towards your side of the court; instead the discussion should be the interpretation of the outcomes. Play your part by stating and explaining the results and their significance to the readers.

There is a strong bond between the results and dissertation discussion, they are usually situated together and assembled in the same way. To further enlighten the reader, also include the process of data collection and the reasons why you chose it.

The dissertation discussion should be held in a well-built connection with your thesis. It is important because it reflects how your results back or fail to back your findings. In case you have mistaken in some pre-calculated outcomes; you have to provide description for them. Stay closer to literature review and propose plans for further researches.


If you have conducted a quantitative study and you don’t know how to write a dissertation discussion chapter, here are some guidelines.

Quantitative results are the study of statistics and all kinds of testing, surveys and observations conducted throughout the research. Writing your dissertation discussions the aim is to relate them to the wider problem region. Furthermore, in a quantitative study you have to raise the questions and then discuss them and give answers. You have to relate all the data to the practical world to ensure a proper understanding for the reader.


The qualitative results are an abstract of the key results of the dissertation and the discussion has to give a full and actual review about them. Just you’re your quantitative findings and dissertation discussions, this kind of explanation should stay close to the dissertation research questions and the hypnotic structure provided by the literature review.

In your dissertation discussions pay special attention to the astonishing and unforeseen results and leave your comments about them and suggest some further research proposals as well.

Every great piece of knowledge comes through three steps, Idea, research and discussion. Without a discussion the ideas of your research and its results will run wild and it won’t be able to precipitate the kind of response you want.


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