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Elements for writing up a qualitative methodology chapter in a doctoral dissertation

A good methodology chapter tells the story of the study – the key and decisive moments in the development of the study, which have influenced the production of the final study structure and results presented. The reader should be offered enough elements to be able to achieve a critical understanding of how the data was generated and interpreted. The researcher should also be critical of the study, pointing to its strengths and limitations. The goal is to describe the research process in its complexity, however keeping a clear and relatively concise style. Click the links below for a list of elements to be addressed in the methodology chapter.

English: Elements for writing up a qualitative methodology chapter in a doctoral dissertation

Spanish: Elementos de un capítulo de metodología cualitativa de una tesis doctoral