Doctoral School

Introduction of doctoral dissertation

Here are some basic instructions for writing an introduction to an article-based doctoral dissertation:
  • Introduces the purpose (research questions), methods and data, and summarizes the results of the doctoral dissertation.
  • You may also introduce the proposition(s) / hypothesis of the doctoral dissertation (that are later studied with individual research articles).
  • Remember to justify and evaluate your decisions and results
  • Purpose of the summary of the introduction is to synthesize the empirics and theories of the individuals articles and unite them into a coherent piece. It may also contain new discussion and conclusions that are not included in the individual articles.
  • Recommended length of the introduction to article-based doctoral dissertation is around 35–70 pages.



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