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Interpreting Studies Resources for Organizing and Writing Your Thesis or Action Research Project

 Common Framework for Thesis and Action Research Projects

Thesis and action research projects can be written in a variety of ways but they typically follow a version of this framework. 

Follow APA Formatting Guidelines for: 

--Title Page 
--Abstract 
--List of Tables/Figures 
--Reference Page 
--Appendices  

Follow any university submission requirements.

 

RESOURCES for ORGANIZING AND WRITING 

Below are a list of eBooks with suggested chapters to assist you. Sign in with your WOU username and password when prompted:

A Concise Guide to Writing a Thesis or Dissertation : Educational Research and Beyond
Key Chapters: Section II - Framework and substance of chapters: Introduction, Review of Literature, Methodology, Findings and Analysis, Summary/Discussion/Conclusion/Recommendations

 

Doing your Master's Dissertation from Start to Finish 
Key Chapters: Chapter 12 When is it finished? Checklist Summary provides a nice checklist and questions about each of the various sections.  

 

Doing Action Research in Early Childhood Studies A Step-by-step Guide
Key Chapters: Step 12 Analyze Your Data and Step 15 Draw Conclusions from Your Analysis