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How to Write a Conclusion on a Marketing Research Paper


Writing a marketing research paper is a challenging undertaking that requires a great deal of time and preparation. Writing the conclusion to a marketing research paper is relatively straightforward because you've already done all the hard work. A good conclusion summarizes the main argument of your paper and points to the strengths and limitations of your research. A successful conclusion answers the "so what?" question and paves the road for future studies pertaining to your topic. With a nudge in the right direction, you'll write a conclusion that will bring your paper to an effective close.

Summarize the main argument of your paper without repeating too much. Point out why the argument is significant to the research and issue at hand to bring them to a concluding point.

Explain the strengths and limitations of your research and arguments to suggest what future work is required.

Explain the importance of your work and the significance it has to the real world. Answer the question: "How are my arguments and research useful?"

Demonstrate how all the ideas and research you put forth in the paper work together without having to present new information.

Echo the introduction without repeating it word for word to tie the paper together neatly. Explain how the insights and information found in the body of the paper reinforce the ideas suggested by the thesis in the introduction.

End the conclusion with something you want your readers to think about by issuing a challenge to your readers pertaining to how the information presented in the paper can influence their lives.

Tips
  • Do not present new information in your conclusion; instead, structure your conclusion to reinforce and validate the arguments and research already presented.
  • Don't write more than one concluding paragraph. Exercise brevity by writing to the point without exaggerating the content of your paper.
About the Author

Based in Victoria, British Columbia, Sebastian Malysa began his writing career in 2010. His work focuses on the general arts and appears on Answerbag and eHow. He has won a number of academic awards, most notably the CTV Award for best proposed documentary film. He holds a Master of Arts in contemporary disability theater from the University of Victoria.