Tips for writing the Results section
the sections in Chapter 15 relating to writing the Results section
checklist for the Results section in Appendix A is very thorough. Preview
it before you write your first draft. Then, check your next-to-final draft
your Results section, your job is to make it so the reader can answer
these four questions:
did you convert participants’ behaviors into scores?
statistical tests did you perform?
did you perform those tests?
your results support the hypothesis?
you write, you need to be able to answer these four questions. After you
write a draft, have some unfamiliar with your research read your section
and see if they can answer these questions. Anyone reading your Results
section should be able to answer the fourth question: Did your results
support the hypothesis?
your results in terms of whether they support the hypothesis. However, do
not use the Results section to talk about your study’s weaknesses: Save
that discussion for the Discussion section.
this "Writing Results" tutorial.
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