Writing Your Dissertation Findings Chapter

How To Choose The Best-Suited Chart For The Job

Once you’ve done the fieldwork and number crunching for your dissertation or thesis, you’ll need to present your findings in the a separate chapter called “Findings”. Sometimes this is also combined with the “Discussion chapter”. Whatever the case, you’re going to be presenting a lot of data, and it’s critically important that you present it well.

Choosing the right chart can have a significant impact on how well your arguments are understood and received. As you probably already know, Excel provides no shortage of options, but it’s not always easy to figure out what’s best for a particular data type.

Thankfully, the folks at Extreme Presentation have compiled this very useful “thought-starter” to help you out. Simply start in the middle and work your way out to find the best chart for your specific visualisation purpose and data type. 

Dissertation chart choice

You can also download a printable PDF version here.

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