Main differences between dissertation and thesis


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Main differences between dissertation and thesis

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  2. 2. Dissertation is the same as a thesis inmany institutions. If you check thedictionary, the two are defined thesame way.This presentation has pointed out anumber of differences that you shouldknow.
  3. 3. 1. InstitutionsDissertations and thesis arecategorized differently in differentcountries and institutions. The criterionused to assign the two differsdepending on the requirements.
  4. 4. 2. Countries and collegesIn some countries, the two are similarwhile in others each has distinctqualities. A dissertation is examined atthe doctorate level and thesis in theMasters level while in others the twoare interchanged.
  5. 5. 3. LengthThe length of a dissertation and thesisvary depending on the requirementsset by faculties and basing on thesubject. Generally, a dissertation islonger and takes longer to completecompared to a thesis.
  6. 6. A dissertation can take roughly 100 to300 pages while a thesis is just halfthat length, less than 100 pages. Athesis therefore is shorter andconsumes less amount of time.
  7. 7. 4. InformationIn a thesis at the doctoral level, youmust conduct independent researchand it involves in depth analysis. Itshould contribute new knowledge anddiscoveries through original researchand hypothesis.
  8. 8. A Masters thesis or dissertation on theother hand presents an analysis ofprevious work done by other writers. Adissertation uses already existingresearch to demonstrate new ways theknowledge can be used.
  9. 9. 4. TimeA dissertation is longer than a thesis. Itfollows therefore that a thesis will bewritten is a relatively shorter period,while a dissertation will take longer,perhaps more than a year.
  10. 10. 5. ScholarshipIn most cases, a dissertation is writtenby students looking to earn ascholarship. Thesis papers on the otherhand are written for academic reasons.This is however dependent on thecountry and institution.
  11. 11. 6. ArgumentIn a Masters level, the argument sectionplays an important role in determiningthe success of the document. Using aconvincing argument, a student shouldanalyze hypothetical matters into newmeaning.
  12. 12. 7. GenreA Masters thesis is written foracademic purposes and it adopts aresearch paper format. A doctoraldissertation on the other hand takesthe form of a publication or book.
  13. 13. As you can see from the above points,you cannot actually say that adissertation and thesis are the same. Infact, if anything, a thesis takes a lowerrank than a dissertation.
  14. 14. If still unable to differentiate between a thesis and dissertation, consult professional writers At
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