As I explained last week, I write the "Summary and Conclusions" section of a paper by taking notes while proofreading the first draft.
For the final chapter of my dissertation, I used a scaled-up version of this approach: Using this approach, I could not only write my final chapter very quickly (about 2 to 3 days of work for the first version), but I also kept reminding myself frequently of staying on course, staying close to the core of my work and trying to make the final chapter the executive summary of the entire dissertation.
This section also re-acquaints the reader or examiner with the research question and goal.
In that sense, the concluding chapter binds the different concepts/findings with the hypothesis and pull the entire dissertation or thesis into a comprehensive and comprehensible unit.
Perhaps your research leads you to ask new questions which deserve to be answered by researchers in the future.
You pose those questions here for others to try to answer in their research. This is not to cast doubt on your research, but rather to show yourself as an objective expert, who can ask pertinent questions which are still left to be answered in your field.The general rule of thumb that is followed for a concluding chapter is around 5 pages for a Masters dissertation and around 15 pages for a doctoral thesis.However, depending upon your university, supervisor and your topic, the length of the chapter may vary.What you do in this section is to summarize what can now be stated about the title.This should be a brief paragraph, or simply a sentence or two.Chances are they would only skim through the chapters.Most readers do read the concluding chapter; after all why read the entire thesis when the last chapter summarizes the main argument and conclusions.Just because your dissertation is at an end does not mean that it has fulfilled its purpose or that there is nothing new to research in the field. The end may be just the beginning for your career as an academic researcher.You may want to follow up on your research or you may feel proud that you have paved the way for others to follow.How did you write your final dissertation chapter, or how are you planning to do this? To write a good conclusion you need to go back to your dissertation title and your Introduction.