2.1 Quantitative, qualitative or multi-method research

The author of a quantitative, qualitative or multi-method thesis study identifies the research problem or question by means of methods that are used in scientific research. The thesis usually includes specific objectives and a research problem, as well as a research hypothesis or research questions, and the objective of the thesis is to respond to them.

Example structure, conventional thesis structure (to serve as a template for the table of contents)

  1. Introduction
  2. Theoretic-conceptual points of departure (change the heading to correspond to the content of your thesis)
  3. Purpose, objectives and research ques-tions of the study
  4. Implementation
    1. Method(s)
    2. Collection of data
    3. Analysis of data
    4. Ethicality (can also be dis-cussed together with reliability in the discussion section)
  5. Results
  6. Discussion
    1. Reliability (and ethicality)
    2. Discussion of the main results in view of the theoretical framework of the first section
    3. Conclusions and development proposals

References
Appendices

Example structure, qualitative study
(to serve as a table of contents template)

  1. Introduction
  2. Purpose, objectives and research questions of the study
  3. Theoretic-conceptual points of departure (change the heading to correspond to the content of your thesis)
  4. Implementation
    1. Research method
    2. Collection of data
    3. Analysis of data
    4. Ethicality (can also be dis-cussed together with reliability in the discussion section)
  5. Results
  6. Discussion
    1. Reliability (and ethicality)
    2. Discussion of the main results in view of the theoretical framework of the first section
    3. Conclusions and development proposals

References
Appendices