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A] For an empirical study you might find the the following structure useful as a guide to structuring your dissertation into chapters:

B] For a dissertation by literature review the structure will be different, for example, one of our supervisors, Professor Alma Harris, suggested the following:

 

Introduction and Rationale
Literature Review Process and Search
Analysis of the Literature - thematic analysis
Literature Overview - in sections  (reflections/ summaries etc)
Key Findings
Conclusion and Further Research

The structure you adopt will, to some extent, depend on the type of literature review you undertake. Nevertheless, you will need a chapter which explores your literature review method/ type/ approach.
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