UK government ambition to build a target of 3 million dwellings by 2020. Is the UK construction industry on target and what legislations are current? How can this have an effect on the quality of dwellings delivered, with supply and demand?
Contents page You must number the pages of your work to be able to complete this page. The contents page is one of the last pages to complete, even though it is located at the front of the work. list of tables, diagrams and illustrations This is to be a list of the figure and table numbers, together with captions and their corresponding page numbers.
Chapter 1 Introduction What the study is about This is where you engage attention of the reader. The title of your topic should be made very explicit here so the reader knows from the beginning what you are writing about. This section is not an overview of the work.
Chapter 2 Literature Review This section is where you set the scene for the reader by providing background information. Think about the issues relevant to your work to help you decide what to write about in this chapter. The title suggests it is text and journal based, possibly with internet information as well.
Chapter 3 Research Method This chapter is very important. This chapter is necessary to demonstrate to the reader how and why you decided to gather your data in the way you did and exactly what that involves. There may be quotes from texts in this chapter. You will need to have a rigorous explanation of why your method of gathering data is appropriate.
Chapter 4 Ethics Statement This chapter is compulsory. You are required to demonstrate that you have acted in an ethical way in the production of your dissertation. You may feel there are no ethical issues; if so, then you must demonstrate the point in this chapter.
This chapter is an important part of your work. You may need to consider such things as: –
• The various categories of people with whom you will be involved in the production of your dissertation and how you will ensure that your conduct is ethical including consents and explanations. For example if you intend conducting interviews how will you allow people to decline to be interviewed without feeling guilty or pressured to participate?
• How you will use, handle or identify information that you gather?
• How you will deal with matters of confidentiality or anonymity?
• How you will manage parts of your research that may give rise to physical, mental, legal, financial or other kinds of risk or stress to people involved?
• How you will handle matters of commercial risk or reputation?
• What the outcome of your research is likely to be and how the ethical use of it may be assured.
• If you are conducting, for example, interviews how will you go about allowing people to not participate without making them feel under pressure to agree to do so?
Chapter 5 Results This is an important section. You will discuss and analyse the data you gathered. Analysis of results depends very much on the type of data that you have gathered.
Chapter 6 Conclusions Based on what you found in the earlier part of the dissertation, this section draws together the challenges you determined from the literature, your key findings, and your analytical discussions.
Chapter 7 Recommendations Based on your conclusions, recommendations should be of two types. First, state how you intend your conclusions to be deployed. Second, indicate and justify further research that you would suggest follow from what you have found. Chapter 8 Reflection This chapter is for you to reflect on the process of producing this piece of work, which is your first major piece of work where you have both chosen your own topic and worked independently albeit under supervision. You may also wish to comment on skills you have developed that will be of value to you in the workplace. Glossary You may wish to have a glossary of terms or acronyms. This is optional.
References This is essential. This lists all articles or information to which you have actually referred.
Bibliography Listing information you have read and which may have informed you and your thinking, but to which you have not specifically referred.
Appendices You must have the following appendix, you may add more of your own material in subsequent appendices if it is appropriate.