Review/theoretical article: 75-100 words new page – the introduction is begun on the third page of every manuscript (see pp begin by identifying the research anderson, n j (1974) cognitive algebra: integration theory applied to social attribution in l berkowitz (ed), advances in experimental social psychology. Some tips and best practices for the writing of good apa-style results and discussion sections. Goals of a research paper in psychology 3 stages in the research, thinking and drafting process 5 writing the abstract 9 writing the introduction 10 writing the method section 12 writing the result section 13 writing the discussion 14 citing previous work 15 revising 17 appendix a: point allocation guidelines 19. The school of psychology and neuroscience ethics committee (sec), approval code ps14063') 36 results (what the study found) the results section consists of a body of text, with figures and tables embedded in it the text should be a cohesive piece of writing that describes the major features of your results, and which. Your research question • the participants (including how many were used) • the method used to investigate your question • your results • the implications of your results • do not indent the first line of the abstract and only use one paragraph • all sections of your paper should be double-spaced, including the abstract.
In psychology, as in most scientific fields, experimental reports are written in a specific format there are two very good reasons for this first, the format makes it easier for the reader to know where to look for information on a particular point it is not necessary to read the entire article to find it secondly, the standard format. Pp articles may draw on and summarize empirical work or present new empirical findings when new data are presented, the focus of the discussion section should be on implications and applications one difference between a traditional research report and an implications-oriented article is that a research report often. It should aim to explain very briefly (about 150 words) the following: • start with a one/two sentence summary, providing the aim and rationale for the study • describe participants and setting: who, when, where, how many, what groups • describe the method: what design, what experimental treatment, what questionnaires.
The results section of your paper should report results without any type of subjective interpretation the publication manual of the american psychological association recommends including effect sizes in your results section so that readers can appreciate the importance of your study's findings. Written for undergraduate students and new graduate students in psychology ( experimental), this handout provides information on writing in psychology and on experimental report and experimental article writing.
Specific sections, but you should use sub-headings when introducing new topic areas within a paper at the very least a good research summary should include a clear introduction, a body in which the evidence is presented, and a discussion here are some questions to consider as you draft your research summary. My teacher says about 200-240 words this however is not enough to write all the extraneous and confounding variables in the experiment mine is around 473 words, as i have included sources for my arguments and provided sources from other research studies and their results, which is what my teacher told me to do. A lot of the formatting details can be learned by carefully modeling another apa journal article it would be a good sometimes researchers combine the design and procedure sections, however, in an experimental psychology or research methods class, a separate design section is typically required for a survey study.
How to write a research report in psychology j baron, 1991 (with help from r rescorla and an appendix by m seligman) sections of the report title this should say as much as possible about the content of the paper, in as few words as possible for example, if you are writing about the psychological causes of teenage. Authors face the significant challenge of presenting their results in the journal of pediatric psychology (jpp) completely, yet succinctly and writing a convincing discussion section that highlights the importance of their research the third and final in a series of editorials (drotar, 2009a,b), this article provides.