When you complete your dissertation, the discussion chapter calls for you to establish recommendations based on the findings of your study. This can be difficult if you are not sure what to recommend or what colleges are specifically looking for. As such, here are some helpful tips to assist you with recommendations for your discussion.
The best way to tackle your recommendations is to see what limitations were left over at the end of your study. How were you limited? Were you able to successfully accomplish all that you set out to do? Chances are that you were not; through no fault of your own, there were probably some things that did not make the cut or threw your results off. You should base your recommendations on these limitations. The purpose of rooting your recommendations in your limitations is that it allows for future researchers to continue the research that you were unable to continue. It also establishes new gaps within the literature, which allows for the research to be continued to its logical conclusion.
Finally, you want to cater your recommendations to two schools of thought: recommendations for future research and recommendations for future practice. Your recommendations for future research are the things that scholars should focus on drawing out because your research was unable to hit all of the main points of your topic. Your recommendations for future practice are key takeaways for individuals to implement within the real world, allowing you to see your ideas in action. Keeping these points in mind will help you compose a more coherent and comprehensive recommendations section for your discussion chapter.
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