Well, OK, there are the references and the appendices after this, but to all intents and purposes this is where the interesting stuff stops. In Chapter 9 I set out my conclusions. Did I meet the aims and objectives? Do I have answers for my research questions? What did I do that contributes to wider knowledge? What would I have done differently? In other words, I tell you what I did, why it was important, and I reflect upon how it could be improved. It’s the bit where I wave a big flag for the examiners telling them exactly why I deserve a PhD.

And that’s it. I will, as promised, write a summary post but that needs a bit more time than I have now.

Chapter 10 – references, appendices