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How to do an economics dissertation

  1. 1. How to Do an Economics Dissertation Presented by
  2. 2. 1. Purpose of the dissertationBefore you begin your economics dissertation,you must decide on an appropriate topic andtitle. Your dissertation should focus on a specificissue. The topic should be interesting,something that can sustain in-depth research.
  3. 3. Choose a topic from an area you arecomfortable writing about. Remember that thisis a large project, bound to keep you busy forthe next several months or even years.
  4. 4. 2. Effective time managementThis is the biggest project of your academic careerconsisting of over 300 pages and about 10,000words. It involves a lot of research, which is canbe time consuming and frustrating.
  5. 5. A dissertation is not something you just wake upone day and decide to do. You need to plancarefully, create a timetable, and stick to itthrough economics dissertation writing period.
  6. 6. 3. Doing itEconomics is a technical subject that requiressolving a lot of equations, diagrams, figures, andtables. It also has a theoretical bit and often a lotof writing will feature in dissertations.Most students have a misconception thateconomics is purely technical and therefore entera dissertation having forgotten their essay skills.
  7. 7. 4. How it is structuredYour economics dissertation should have a titlepage, abstract, introduction, literature review,theory and models, data, conclusion,bibliography and appendixes in that order. Eachsection should be in a separate chapter.
  8. 8. Depending on the type of format andinstitutions guidelines, it may also include anacknowledgement page either before theabstract or at the end of the dissertation.
  9. 9. 5. No time is perfect timeStart your dissertation now and stopprocrastinating. If you wait for the perfect time, itwill never come. There is no guarantee yourdissertation will come out perfect.But, if you write something everyday, you will gainmomentum, remain focused and get the topgrades.
  10. 10. 6. Plagiarism is a serious crimeAs you write your economics dissertation, avoidplagiarism. Plagiarism occurs when you useinformation from a source withoutacknowledging or accrediting it to the author.
  11. 11. 6. Plagiarism is a serious crimeIn most institutions, plagiarism is a seriousoffence that attracts heavy penalties such asexpulsions. Yes, plagiarism helps you completeyour dissertation fast, but the consequences aresevere.
  12. 12. Success has never come easy not even for theaccomplished researchers and scholars. They allhad to ensure strenuous, unpleasant long hoursworking on their dissertations.Get all the support you can, work with youradvisor, find inspiration from other scholars. Yourdissertation is just a few steps away andachievable.
  13. 13. If you want tips and help in writing economics dissertation, consult our professionals At