Discussion of Findings
Discussion of Findings (10 pages): The Discussion of Findings section in a capstone project acts as a bridge between the Literature Review and the Recommendations and
Conclusions section. Here you will tell your reader how the literature helps to support your proposal. Analyze all of the information you found and synthesize it into
your own thoughts and words (adding your subjective “voice” to the discussion). What major themes emerge or conclusions can you draw from the Lit Review that supports
and/or counters your proposal? What does it all mean? If it’s action-oriented, save it for the next section!
The Discussion of the Findings has three major sections: the major findings, comparison of the findings with existing studies, and any limitations of the study. Your
entire literature review is composed of found information, much of which exists within some sort of existing study. In addition, there very well may be other
researchers who are proposing similar theories to your own, or you may have expanded on someone else’s research altogether. In short – there are existing studies that
you must compare yours to.