What Is the Purpose of the Discussion Chapter?
When writing a PhD thesis, the goal of your discussion chapter is to critically examine your findings and make judgements about what you have learned. You are going to tell your readers what your findings may mean, how they are valuable, and why. This can be somewhat intimidating because you have to be able to make knowledgeable claims with confidence, according to your findings. You may have feelings of doubt or uncertainty, but it is crucial to get past these issues so that you can start your discussion chapter with the conviction required.