The thesis methodology chapter must include the following parts.

Once you’ve written the rest of the work, it is a good idea to come back to the methodology section to double-check that it is still relevant, at which point you can make any necessary revisions.

These techniques were therefore an integral part of my thesis methodology.

Methods: Subjects were inpatients at the Cardio Thoracic ward, Landspitali National University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland (N=81). The ward personnel recorded the proportion (0%, 25%, 50%, 100%) of main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and snack (afternoon- and evening snack) consumed for three days using a plate diagram sheet. The nutrition composition of the meals provided by the hospital kitchen is known and leftover food was weighed by a trained research person during the registration days. Energy and protein intake estimated by the plate diagram sheet was compared with the results from the weighed records by paired t-test. Pearson correlation was used to assess associations between the two methods. The overall agreement for energy- and protein intakes between the methods was assessed by Bland Altman plot and the limits of agreement computed (average difference ± 1.96 standard deviation of the difference).


This chapter describes such models and the specifics of the experiment methodology.

1. The conjunction "of" that joins the two nouns in the disciplinary ethnonym "History of Religions" is not neutral filler. Rather, it announces a proprietary claim and a relation of encompassment: History is the method and Religion the object of study.