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Condensed versus Extended apporaches to Methods section

A brief lecture introduces two approahces to construct Methods seciton

Condensed versus extended

[No] Not about length

[Yes] Justification [Yes] Explanation

The right amount of information

  • Consider your reader: expert or layman, multi-disciplinary or not?
  • Consider your field: standardized procedures?
  • Do you have to justify the chosen method?

[Reflection] Let’s reading for writing!!!

  • Is the Discussion section in your model article following the condensed or extended style?
  • Focus on, to what extent, the author explain the instruction/procedures/analysis?
  • Again, mark some common phrases used in Method section of your model article and use them in your own writing!
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