At the end of the chapter, the article summarizes the following about thesis structure:
The Standard Structure is composed of 4 parts:
- Introduction - Outline the problem and how you'll be tackling it, scope and how the thesis will be structured.
- Background chapters - Material required (essentially a literature review) prior to your work.
- An account of your own work - Begin with a formal statement of your hypotheses or research questions, propose a methodology to test your hypotheses (including reasoning for selection) and report the results.
- Synthesis - Discuss the implications of results, draw conclusions and modify existing theory (or create a new one).