literature review should also pinpoint wherever previous research conflicts. Most Stanford dissertations written between 19re available as PDFs from Proquest. The SearchWorks record will indicate if there is a circulating print copy that you can check out. For instance, a study related to happiness could be affected by weather or a participant's family problem.
Special Collections University Archives department (library use only). Ensure you understand what your field and your department require in a dissertation. Dissertations Theses @ Stanford or from the Searchworks record. If you have developed a new method of measurement, something like a survey or questionnaire, explicitly state every single detail about. Determine which material should be included or excluded. Without a solid conclusion, it could appear that the research is poorly conducted, or perhaps the author doesnt understand the results of the dissertation.