Master’s Thesis

  • This document is generally comparable in size and scope to a journal article (i.e., it’s usually between 35 and 75 pages long, and its content and style are similar to those of articles published in sociological journals).
  • A solid Master’s thesis poses a problem or question, locates it within past empirical and theoretical scholarship, provides data or evidence relevant to the problem or question, and discusses the significance of the data for the research question and the larger literature within which it is embedded.


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