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Basic structure of RA

A brief lecture introduces basic struture of RA and the purpose of each section


  • Why are you doing this research?
  • Why is this research important (in the field)?
  • Why do your readers need to know this?
    • General: context, background, motivation
    • Specific: research question (RQ)

Method (How?)

  • How do you find answers for RQ?
  • How do you prove your hypothesis?
  • How do you test your proposed design/model?

Results (What?)

  • What do you find?
  • What is the answer to RQ?
  • Present your data/evidence (Tables and Figures)

Discussion & Conclusion (So What?)

  • What is the meaning/value of your results (in the field)?
  • What is the application/implication of your findings?
  • Address the issues pointed in Introduction
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