This guide is for anyone in need of advice about writing a thesis or dissertation in social sciences. The content and format are aimed particularly at students at Masters, or post-Masters level. However, PhD students may also find some useful information, as doctoral theses follow a similar format; only the depth of reasoning changes. Young researchers may also find it useful, as most of this advice applies equally to the preparation of an article.
There is a bias towards psychology and towards field work, rather than lab work. This is more the result of a bias in the training of the author than a deliberate choice. As there are more versions, the guide will try to be more tailored to the needs of different groups.
The guide is divided into two parts: first, basic principles are described, followed by an outline of the structure of a dissertation or thesis.
The full guide to writing a dissertation or thesis in the social sciences is also available to download (pdf).