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What would I include in dissertation that is experimental based and what factors make a first class dissertation.
dissertation title is "investigating the effects of sleeping patterns on cognitive perfromance.
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2 years ago

Neuroscience Question asked by Najeha

In my experience, it is really important to have a logical structure where no specific sub-section is significantly longer than the other (i.e. Introduction should be roughly same length as discussion). It is also important that your experimental design is sound, and is written up as clearly and as concisely as possible (reading a design over and over again can get frustrating). Make sure you are FULLY aware of the literature, and that you are referencing papers with good reason. Referencing and formatting may not count for much but it might be the tipping point between a 2:1 and a 1st class dissertation, so make sure you go over them with a fine tooth comb. Rule of Thumb: If a sentence isn`t bringing anything important to the argument, change it or get rid of it. Also, stay hydrated, take breaks, call your parents, and all the usual stuff! ) Good luck!
22/12/2015 00:52:01 | comment by Stephanie
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Hi Najeha,

This is a great topic so I hope you`ve allocated a generous amount of time towards your dissertation. Always remember that it`s about specificity so maybe you should use headings and sub-headings for each key point while you`re writing (you can delete these once you`ve got plenty of information for each point). Make sure you`re very clear about what you do and how you do it. Be sure to compare previous and similar studies, evaluating methods and explaining why yours is beneficial.

Some key points to think about:
- ethics, YOUR PARTICIPANTS` RIGHTS MUST BE RESPECTED
- triangulation (it`s a good methodology)
- most suitable methods of data collection
- trial and error, don`t be shy to discuss your errors, the moderators would like to see how you overcame them

I wish you the best, good luck!

Shofiq
Answered by Shofiq | 24 months ago
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Hi,

As your dissertation title is experimental based I would suggest using a strong and well-established methodology. Be clear about what you`re investigating, how and why. Your research should aim to be pioneering, to reach a first class grade. Look at what research has already been done and try to bring something new to the area.

For any further details please get in touch.
Kind Regards,
Myia
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I AM NOT A NEUROSCIENCE EXPERT BUT I READ ANYTHING I LAY MY HANDS ON. YOUR NEED TO READ THE WORK OF OTHERS BUT FIRSTLY DRAW OUT A PLAN FOR YOURSELF WHETHER IT MAKES SENSE OR NOT. THEN, MATCH THE WORK OF OTHERS WITH YOUR PLAN AND FILL IN THE GAPS AS YOU READ ALONG.
AS AN EXPERIMENTAL DISSERTATION YOU WILL NEED TO DO INTERVIEWS OR QUESTIONNAIRE TO DRAW OUT YOUR OWN CONCLUSION BASICALLY COLLECTING DATA OR OBSERVATIONS RELATING TO COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE AND SLEEP PATTERNS.
A FIRST CLASS DISSERTATION ENTAILS TAKING YOUR WRITE UP THROUGH THE "HOWS" BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT CONCLUSION.
MANY PEOPLE JUST JUMP TO CONCLUSION.
HOW MANY SLEEP PATTERNS
HOW IT RELATES TO VARYING PERSONS
HOW MANY COGNITIVE PERFORMANCES.
HOW IT RELATES TO SLEEP PATTERNS?

BASICALLY ARGUE YOUR WAY THROUGH ?S YOU ASK YOURSELF AND DISCUSS.

I HOPE THAT HELPS.
Answered by Malik | 2 years ago
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Good Evening,

A good experimental dissertation should include the following:

1) Table of contents
2) Abstract
3) Introduction
4) Materials/Methods
5) Results
6) Discussion
7) Acknowledgements
8) References
9) Project Management Report

I hope this helps?? Feel free to contact me if you wish me to expand on any of the above,

Best,

Owen
Answered by Owen | 2 years ago
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