What is a Thesis?.- Thesis Structure.- Mechanics of Writing.- Making a Strong Start.- The Introductory Chapter.- Background Chapters.- Establishing Your Contribution.- Outcomes and Results.- The Discussion or Interpretation.- The Conclusion.- Before You Submit.- Beyond the Thesis.
"I have been using this book whilst writing my thesis and I want to express my sincere thanks to the authors as it has provided me with an excellent source of guidance and has made my life a lot easier over the past five months. I've recommended this book to a number of other PhD students and hope you continue to publish further editions as I found it to be an extremely valuable resource." (Chris De Gruyter, PhD Candidate at Monash University, Australia, March 2015)
David Evans was Reader and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne. Paul Gruba is Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne.Justin Zobel is Professor in the Department of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne.
From the book reviews:"After reading the book, you are left with no doubt as to what is required to write a thesis, as well as how to undertake the task using a systematic approach. ... It should be mandatory reading for all postgraduate students embarking on a master's degree or higher academic qualification. I highly recommend it." (S. M. Godwin, Computing Reviews, August, 2014)