PhD candidates ought to carefully consider whether they have sufficient cause to embargo their dissertation given the possible costs of this course of action. As I detail above, many professional benefits can stem from releasing one’s dissertation online, especially in an open access forum. In contrast, as the University of California-Berkeley argued in a December 2013 memo , “The potential disadvantages of releasing the dissertation at the time of deposit, or after a short embargo, remain anecdotal.” While UC-Berkeley’s position is largely substantiated by my research, there are a few specific circumstances under which an embargo might be helpful.
Finally, this is discussion! Dissertation core or even its heart. This is where our gurus will carefully tie the hypothesis, the information they have gathered, and all the primary research, and arguments, and models, and everything, and anything. Here they are going to include all the necessary and the most important findings and the explanation of their potential meaning. The evaluation of the research process itself, as well as of the limitations and efforts done will also be included in this section. In a word, the results of the study are going to be presented in this chapter the fullest and clearest manner possible.