Table of Contents

The table of contents is built using your word processing software. It is constructed automatically from your titles and sub-titles. Do not think about writing your dissertation any other way.


The table of contents allows you to visualise the structure of your document. Use it, from the moment you start writing.

Introduction and context

Length : 5 to 8 pages

Here is some typical content for this section:

The purpose of this part is only to provide context. Results should not appear here.

The business, the field

The question

Explain the outline of the dissertation, as if you were telling a story.


Don’t be boring and inefficient. Avoid lines such as: “First we will review the literature. Then we will present the methods used, etc.” Instead, tell a story that shows the questions and answers presented as a quest, a journey

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May 9, 2011

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