However, there are many variations on the nature of these chapters, and the details are left up to the discretion of the Dissertation Committee.
In the Social Sciences, the dissertation proposal generally consists of the first three chapters (in a five-chapter format) or the first two chapters (in a four-chapter format).
In this case, perhaps a table illustrating data from a survey. Other tables might include standard deviations, probability, matrices, etc.
Following this, present a content analysis of one end of the spectrum of the survey or data table.
Explain this data in this table with a concise content analysis: Let’s examine another example of a Results section from an experiment.
In the Introduction section, the aims of the study are presented as “determining the physiological and morphological responses of Allium cepta L.
towards increased cadmium toxicity” and “evaluating its potential to accumulate the metal and its associated environmental consequences.” The Results section presents data showing how these aims are achieved in both tables and content analysis, beginning with an overview of the findings: The figure containing this data is cited in parentheses.
Note that this author has included three graphs in one single figure.
Unless the author is requested by the journal or advisor to included Results and Discussions together, explanations and interpretations of these results should be omitted from the Results.
The best way to organize your Results section is “logically.” One logical and clear method of organizing the results is to provide them alongside the research questions—within each research question, present the type of data that addresses that research question. Your research question is based on a survey: This can actually be represented as a heading within your paper, though it might be presented as a statement rather than a question: Present the results that address this specific research question first.