Table 2: Criteria for developing a dissertation into a journal paper.


1IntroductionIssue under investigation, statement of the aims and objectives, and reasoned rationale.

2Literature reviewComprehensive investigation of secondary sources and conceptual framework.

3Research methodologyPhilosophical underpinnings, selection, and application of research methods appropriate to methodology.

4Research findingsPresentation of primary data that reflects theoretical framework.

5DiscussionCritical evaluation of the relationship between the empirical results and the literature.

6ConclusionKey issues from the primary and secondary research investigated which are focused towards responding to the aims and objectives. Consideration of the recommendations, research limitations, future research, and policy implications.

Based on the marking criteria for dissertations, University of Glamorgan.