DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
5. This chapter contains an extensive coverage for discussion, interpretation and validation of the survey results. Further, the chapter delineates the discussions on the part of study limitations and prospectus for future research, and leads to a broad conclusion at the end of the chapter.
The purpose of the discussion is to interpret and describe the significance of your findings in light of what was already known about the research problem being investigated and to explain any new understanding or insights that emerged as a result of your study of the problem. The discussion will always connect to the introduction by way of the research questions or hypotheses you posed and the literature you reviewed, but the discussion does not simply repeat or rearrange the first parts of your paper; the discussion clearly explain how your study advanced the reader’s understanding of the research problem from where you left them at the end of your review of prior research level.
The conclusion is intended to help the reader understand why your research should matter to them after they have finished reading the paper. A conclusion is not merely a summary of your points or a re-statement of your research problem but a synthesis of key points.
5.3. Managerial Relevance
Write here an account of the managerial relevance of your study. Just to revise the one mentioned in chapter 1 in light of the findings of the study.
5.4. Scientific Implications
Write here an account of the scientific implications of your study. Just to revise the one mentioned in chapter 1 in light of the findings of the study.
5.5. Limitations and Scope for Future Research
Every study has limitations. Study limitations can exist due to constraints on research design or methodology, and these factors may impact the findings of your study. However, many researchers are reluctant to discuss the limitations of their study in their papers, feeling that bringing up limitations may undermine its research value in the eyes of readers and reviewers.
You may choose to conclude the section by making suggestions for further research. Although your study may offer important insights about the research problem, this is where you can address other questions related to the problem that remain unanswered or highlight previously hidden questions that were revealed as a result of conducting your research. You should frame your suggestions by linking the need for further research to the limitations of your study [e.g., in future studies, the survey instrument should include more questions that ask…”] or linking to critical issues revealed from the data that were not considered initially in your research.