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Purposes of RA abstracts

A brief lecture introduces the purpose of RA abstracts.

Introduction

  • Why is the study?
    • What is the background and context?
    • What previous findings have taught us?
  • What is the objective?
    • What is the problem this study attempt to solve?
    • What is the scope of the study?
    • What is the main argument/claim?

Method

  • How did you do the study & why?

Results

  • What were your results?

Discussion

  • What do the results mean for the wider world?
    • What is the implications of the results?
    • Why should the reader care?
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