Sections of a scientific report

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Sections of a scientific report

Abstract: key details of the research report

Introduction: looks at past research (theory or studies) on a similar topic, including the aims and hypothesis. 

Method: description of what the researchers did including the design, sample, apparatus’ materials, procedure, and ethics. 

Results: description of what the researchers found including descriptive and inferential statistics. 

Discussion: consideration of what the results of a research study tells us in terms of psychological theory. 

References: List of sources that are referred to or quoted in the article (i.e journal articles, books, websites etc.) and their full details. 

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