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Step 3: Discuss expectations for the dissertation with your advisor/department

How is originality defined in your discipline?

How long is a dissertation in terms of pages and chapters?

Can it be bound set of manuscripts/articles? If so, is a lit review required as well?

What referencing conventions should be followed?

Should there be a discussion section in each chapter or in a separate chapter?

Should there be a Future Directions and/or Conclusions chapter?

How or will credit be shared on any publications that arise from the dissertation?

E-thesis @ Queen's


Published work included in or in lieu of the thesis

Publication, copyright, and distribution of the thesis