This chapter explores the use of the techniques and tools developed in the
preceding chapters in the context of writing a longer piece of work, i.e. a
dissertation. It shows that each chapter of a dissertation can be thought of
as a response to a set of implicit questions which a reader might have about
the dissertation, and guides students through writing their dissertation
with these questions in mind. It details what is expected of a literature
review, a methodology and a findings section in a sociological dissertation.
The chapter shows that the argument in a dissertation has to be developed in
each individual section.