psychology dissertation: writing the discussion section

The first paragraph of the discussion should be a general statement of the findings. The next paragraph should then begin the task of systematically working through the findings. The main hypothesis should be addressed and then further less central themes or hypotheses. Several types of questions should be examined when writing the discussion section:do your results support previous work, refute it, or force a re-evaluation of  earlier findings? If your results are at variance with previous work, why do you think this has happened? What theoretical implications does this have? What faults or limitations did your study have? Do these seriously affect confidence in your findings? How might they be remedied in future work? Hope this helps.

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