In the discussion section, the past tense is generally used to summarize the findings but when you are interpreting the results or describing the significance of the findings, the present tense should be used often, a combination of both the past and the present tense is used in sentences within the. 16 61 university guidelines for research degree programmes 16 62 main sections of a scientific-style thesis 16 621 introduction (including literature review) 17 622 materials and methods 17 623 results 18 624 discussion 18 625 bibliography/references 19 63 article-based format thesis 19 previous. Arts, education, especially those that are theoretically-based rather than experimental and not suitable for the typical science thesis of 'methods, results, discussion' chapters university of wollongong abstract introduction methods results discussion conclusion of course, all theses have sections such as a title page. How to write a strong discussion in scientific manuscripts release date: may 3, 2014 category: manuscript writing author: rita n, phd a strong discussion section provides a great deal of analytical depth your goal should be to critically analyze and interpret the findings of your study you should place your findings in. I noticed that the discussion chapter is one of the hardest to write, especially when you are so close to the results and your head is wrapped up in all the data writing the discussion chapter requires taking a few big steps back and seeing the big picture for that reason, i often write it. 71 discussion of research findings this section of the research gateway shows you how to discuss the results that you have found a discussion section should not be simply a summary of the results you have found and at this stage you will have to comes from the faculty of science, the examples used are not overly.
Scientific writing tense considerations for science writing when you write an experimental report, or draft a thesis chapter, you need to choose which tense, or tenses discussion present tense to explain significance of results in your discussion section, you will explain the significance of the results the present tense is. Discussion in many thesis the discussion is the most important section make sure that you allocate enough time and space for a good discussion this is to discuss means to question your findings, and to consider different interpretations here are a j schimel, 2012 writing science how to. Scientific, medical and general proofreading and editing 1755 jackson st suite 610 • san francisco, california 94109 • tel: (415) 307-9358 [email protected] net • wwwsfeditnet fourteen steps to writing an effective discussion section san francisco edit wwwsfeditnet the purpose of the discussion is to state your. You've conducted your research, analyzed your findings and written your results you're tired and the last thing you want to do is keep writing yet, arguably the most difficult part of writing your dissertation awaits: your discussion, the place where you sew up the various threads of your research into a cohesive narrative.
Scientific publication keep in mind that the rules of göttingen university require that your thesis will be publicly accessible, either by obtaining one of the copies, or (if you opt for electronic submission) through the internet first part of the introduction, but it is necessary to discuss individual publications relevant to your topic. The discussion section is a very important part of your dissertation or research paper it is also one of the here are some of the common mistakes people make when writing their discussion section: the discussion is a detailed presentation of your findings and provides scientific back-up for your arguments it explains.
For example a scientific dissertation would probably have very clear separation between the results and the discussion of those results whereas a social science dissertation might have an overall chapter called findings, bringing the results and their discussion together decisions about style of presentation may need to. This section describes an organizational structure commonly used to report experimental research in many scientific disciplines, the imrad format: introduction, methods, results, and discussion although the main headings are standard for many scientific fields, details may vary check with your instructor, or, if submitting.
The discussion section is often considered the most important part of your research paper because this is where you: “perceptions of the difficulties of postgraduate l2 thesis students writing the discussion section” journal of english for the structure, format, content, and style of a journal-style scientific paper. This document aims to guide you in the writing up of your graduate thesis and might serve as a basis for publishing your thesis research in a scientific journal many scientific journals do not publish a separate conclusions section, instead, discussion and conclusions are combined, but for a thesis, keep them separated.