The purpose of the thesis is to increase the existing scientific knowledge, although this increase can be very modest. This assumes that that gaps in knowledge or contradictions and uncertainties are discussed, and that afterwards it appears that this was resolved.
A good thesis containts the following elements:
- An introduction and a clear problem;
- An overview of the relevant existing literature;
- A description of the method;
- A description of the research results;
- A discussion of the results and a conclusion;
- A list with references to the literature.