The purpose of a Results section is to present the key results of your research. Your results section should present your data in a relatively unbiased way. The Results section should stand distinct from the Discussion section. Consider the following guidelines for results section:

  • Begin with a short description of your overall method continue by outlining what you found. Describe the analyses.
  • Determine which results to present. Avoid providing data analysis that is not critical to answering the research question.There may be many findings from your analyses but you need to weigh which results need to be mentioned in this section. This should be guided by your research question(s).
  • Take the points and group them into paragraphs.
  • Use the figures and tables as a guide in the results section. Carefully plan the tables and figures in such a way that their sequencing tells a story. Order is of importance.
  • Number figures and tables and label them correctly (provide a heading for each).
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