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Registration of Primary Sources in the Master's Study: Links, Footnotes, Citations, Bibliography

The master's thesis is based on specific sources of information that reflect the current state of affairs at the facility. The researcher has to choose the right materials. Moreover, preference should be given to:

  • Scientific works of other authors published in journals, VAK-editions, international scientific platforms no more than 5 years ago;

  • Own scientific publications on the research topic (self-citation and self-plagiarism);

  • The practical part is based on statistical data about the object, its internal reporting and information, and the results of the experiment.

All primary sources should be cross-checked and marked in the bibliography in alphabetical order. The description of each resource is total: information about the author, title, place of publication (book, journal, etc.), page date, ISSN / ISBN, link to the electronic resource and date of access to it, etc. The order of its design is classic, we wrote about it previously. Moreover, for each of the resources involved in the main part of the master's thesis, there must be a link / footnote.

Pay attention to the design of citations. It is important to correctly indicate the source, taking into account punctuation marks and other nuances. Moreover, the reflection of quotes allows you to preserve the uniqueness of the text.

Features of the design of the introduction and conclusion of the master's thesis

It is advisable to complete these sections after writing the main part of the study. Their design is carried out according to general rules, since textual information dominates here. Tables and graphics in these sections are extremely rare.

Structure, content and procedure for registration of the introduction of the master's thesis

The introductory part of the dissertation is intended to highlight the course of research by stating the scientific apparatus: the relevance of the topic, the purpose and objectives of research, object and subject, problem and hypothesis, scientific/practical value, novelty, methodology, a brief description of the structure of research, etc.

Conclusion - a section that states and analyzes the results, the degree of their effectiveness and the feasibility of further use. It emphasizes the course and the developed solution for a specific (investigated) problem, taking into account the feasibility for the object.

More resources: Instructions for the Preparation of a Master's Thesis General Requirements for Graduation Theses of Masters Design of the Title Page in the Master's Thesis Making a Table of Contents in a Master's Thesis Registration of the Main Part of the Master's Thesis: Graphic Materials and Tables

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