There is no lit review in this chapter, but the theory should flow directly from the weaknesses outlined in the previous chapter (so it is appropriate to reference this work as you develop the theory).The hypotheses you test are introduced, elucidated and listed in this chapter. Every table should be relevant to one of the hypotheses being tested.
An appendix is a good place to present the results of alternate tests. Weaknesses: (a) no spin-off article ready until the last stages are completed, (b) the model may bomb and then you are left w/o any interesting results!!!!For example Antoinette Hill from Our Lady of the Lake University lent her research hypothesis to the title of her dissertation, "Are There Differences in Leadership Styles at Local, State, and National/Federal Levels among Advocates for People with Disabilities? " Her hypothesis used leadership as the independent variable and level of advocacy for people with disabilities as the dependent variable. You must write your dissertation hypotheses before you collect and analyze your data.A useful hypothesis as testable and should include the independent variable, which you control, and the dependent variable, which is observed or measured based on the independent variable.Stay in touch with your committee and especially your advisor.If you have consulted your advisor and committee along the way, the defense will be easy. Submission deadlines come quickly and there is generally a lot of minor editing and polishing to do before it is in an acceptable format for the university.Buckley Scholarship and the Students In Free Enterprise Sam M. - - Most people use this chapter to pay homage to some, excoriate others. Since the lit review precedes your theory chapter, you can use the lit review to set up your theory as being a monumental contribution to the literature.If you don’t, I guarantee you will forget important things that you have done (filenames, variable names and definitions, sources, dropping/modifying variables) 2. 200 pages is probably sufficient in most cases for a quantitative dissertation (140 60).In any case, don’t try to set the departmental record for length. Skim other dissertations recommended by your advisor.