According to the common opinion, the number of chapters holds lesser importance in comparison to the quality of the content. However, a well structured thesis gives off a better impression to the reader. The layout of a dissertation can vary according to the content, but generally a cumulative of 5-6 Chapters is thought of as an ideal structure.
Chapter 1 starts off with describing the basis of the research and highlights the importance by directing how it contributes to the particular field of research. This chapter is so significant since it is acting as the pillar to the entire research thesis. Hence, it’s important that it’s addressed in a way that the strong conceptual structure of the thesis appears lucid to the reader. Followed by chapter 1, chapter 2 progresses with describing past researches on the same area in question, further emphasizing on the purpose of the research. Chapter 2 radically shows your analyzing ability. A sound discussion on the previous literatures and their subsequent findings and lacking makes you able to make speculations regarding your topic. Note that the chapters have to be in a particular sequence so that it looks as if one follows the other. In order to distinguish one chapter from the next, a precise heading may help. Chapter 3 narrates the planning with which the analyses done and a valid reasoning of why was the particular plan chosen, supported by a reference literature. Furthermore, chapter 4 points out all the analytical data gleaned so far in the thesis in a tabular form. Additionally, findings from personal researches are also discussed here to back up the hypothesis. Finally, chapter 5 sums up everything, providing a final conclusion to the thesis. This chapter leaves the most impact on the reader.