4.4  Results/Findings

The results are actual statements of observations including statistics, tables, and graphs. Describe the results of experiments or surveys that provide evidence that supports your thesis. Usually experiments or surveys either emphasize proof-of-concept (demonstrating the viability of a method/technique) or efficiency (demonstrating that a method/technique provides better performance than those that exist). Mention negative results as well as positive results. Break up your results into logical segments by using subheadings.

4.4.1 Coherence

Have a coherent structure that flows logically and smoothly and include information to allow the reader to assess the believability of your results

4.4.2 Specifics

Present sufficient details so that readers can draw their own inferences and construct their own explanations.

4.4.3 Findings

Describe the nature of the findings and avoid merely telling the reader whether or not your findings are significant

4.4.4 Wording

Be specific





There is a significant
relationship between X and Y.

  X had a significant positive relationship with Y (linear regression p<0.01, r^2=0.79).

4.4.5 Data Interpretation

Do not include any statement regarding interpretation of the data; that is, only include statements regarding actual observations. Make it crystal clear to the reader which statements are observation and which are interpretation. This is often best accomplished by physically separating statements about new observations from statements about the meaning or significance of those observations.

4.4.6 Common Concern

Do not worry if the Results section seems short

*Do not interpret results. That is for the Discussion section

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