dinrock profile Member info Member since: May 04, 2016 Question asked: 0 Question answered: 3 Best answers: 0 Questions Answers Best dinrock has not asked any questions. In fact, the terms “dissertation” and “thesis” are interchangeable. A thesis as well as a dissertation is a written discourse on the given subject. Although, there are 2 essential differences between a thesis and dissertation. A thesis means that you have to conduct original research. A dissertation implies that you have to synthesize the information collected and perhaps, include your thoughts on it. The second difference lies in the degree you obtain after completing these papers. A thesis allows getting the higher degree; a dissertation is more likely to be the smaller part of the 1st degree. When writing a thesis or dissertation, you will have to take into account the first difference we have presented. If you have to write a thesis, you should be aware of the fact that you are to put forward a hypothesis that is absolutely new, your thesis implies that original research is involved. Writing a dissertation requires your knowledge of the recent discoveries. You have to draw absolutely new conclusions on the basis of what you have read and analyzed. Thus, a thesis and dissertation are similar kinds of written papers, though differing a bit from each other. Dissertations and theses provide the opportunity to get certain grades. Theses or dissertations have to present the student’s knowledge of the certain subject area; both dissertations and theses have to provide innovations in certain areas of investigation. There is nothing to explain about this question. Ask your instructor if you cannot make it out. I help my daughter every night with hers. Does that count? dinrock has no Best Answers.