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    Default Word for a section in a thesis that ties the ends together?

    Hi

    I hope you can help as soon as possible. I am almost about to print my master's thesis but I am really struggling to find a name for a certain section of the thesis.

    The thesis is divided into three parts. The first part is divided into three main sections, and after this a small section draws together results from the three. What can I call such a section? The dictionary leads me to headlines such as "interlacement" or "interlacing... something".

    Is interlacement really the right word for it? I have my doubts about the match of this word and the context that I am about to use it in.

    Hoping for a quick answer.

    Thanks in advance :)

    Andreas, Denmark

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    Default Re: Word for a section in a thesis that ties the ends together?

    I seriously doubt that the word interlacement belongs in your paper.

    I have served as presubmission editor for three scientific papers in the biological/medical field. Put your draft up under Editing and Writing Topics and I will do my best to help you.

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    Default Re: Word for a section in a thesis that ties the ends together?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    I seriously doubt that the word interlacement belongs in your paper.

    I have served as presubmission editor for three scientific papers in the biological/medical field. Put your draft up under Editing and Writing Topics and I will do my best to help you.
    Hi Probus

    Thanks for your quick reply.

    I will not get access to a computer within the next hours. A reply from my cell phone is all I can offer. Hope that you could have a suggestion anyway.

    The thesis is the final part of my MBA and is a theoretical approach to the integration of two holistic management systems.

    The part in question is divided into sections about governance, strategy, and innovation - how these three areas can support this integration. Sections are called governance, strategy, and innovation. The issue is that a fourth sub headline should cover a section that ties these three areas together. A table that includes four points from each of the section leads to a short discussion about the importance of integration and harmony between the three named sections.

    Can you (or anyone else) come up with one word or a sentence that would cover what I'm doing here? As you say interlacement, even though the definition covers sort of what I am doing, using the word in this context just sounds wrong.

    Interlacement - definition of Interlacement by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    Thanks

    Andreas

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    Default Re: Word for a section in a thesis that ties the ends together?

    I don't know what the subject of your thesis is. A scientific paper is usually divided into sections, such as "Materials and Methods" in which the mechanics of the experiment/project are described. Another section is "Results", which details what happened with the experiment/project. Following that there is a "Discussion" section which ties together and explains the various results. Your comment about drawing together results from three sections sounds very much like the "Discussion" section. That said, the terminology may well differ with a master's thesis.

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