The following sections are taken from the General Regulations in Carleton University’s Graduate Calendar. Guidelines for the preparation of graduate theses and information on the procedures for examination of graduate theses are available at The Faculty of Graduate Postdoctoral Affairs. The doctoral dissertation must report, in an organized and scholarly fashion, the results of original research. The dissertation must be a contribution to knowledge and must demonstrate the candidate’s ability to undertake sustained research and to present his or her findings in an organized, articulate, and coherent fashion.