The relevance of hypotheses to the study is the main distinctive point between deductive and inductive approaches.
Deductive approach tests the validity of assumptions (or theories/hypotheses) in hand, whereas inductive approach contributes to the emergence of new theories and generalizations.
Remember, when writing your methodology, the main focus should be on the organization of the subsections.
Think of your dissertation methodology section as a puzzle and work towards "dropping the pieces" into the puzzle one by one until you are finished.
Remember to clearly label and review all of these components in the text for all your instruments or measures. If you are conducting a dissertation based upon archival research, you will need to review how the data was collected and how you received permission to utilize another agency's database. Data Analysis: Provide an overview of how each hypothesis will be analyzed.
Specifically, review which statistical procedures will be used to analyze the data.
When describing your instruments, remember to review issues such as the number of questions, length of administration, readability and scoring.
You can rely on the instrument's manual and early normative articles to obtain a lot of this information.
This process requires the student to interpret each case on the basis that it forms a system of inter-related rules rather than a stand alone decision.
Once a rule has been identified, it needs to be further generalised as binding, taking its place in a coherent way.