An excerpt from the results & discussion section of an education report that used qualitative research methodology footnote note: the results and discussion sections have been merged in this report you should seek information from your lecturers and tutors about whether this is appropriate in your discipline. Writing a research report apa style: discussion section discussion don't jump to conclusions or make bold statements be your own devil's advocate — look for shortcomings or inconsistencies, and anticipate the reader's reaction to your comments open the discussion section with a clear statement about the answers. Dissertation outline 1 final version 6/2/2006 instructions: double underline means the item should be a title or heading in your dissertation do not deviate from scientific, or theoretical hypotheses and are written in the present tense e collection, these data should be presented here rather than in the results section. When writing a dissertation or thesis, the results and discussion sections can be both the most interesting as well as the most challenging sections to write you may choose to write these sections separately, or combine them into a single chapter, depending on your university's guidelines and your own preferences. The results section describes experiments that were completed before the paper was written therefore, the simple past tense is you may also need to use the future tense in the discussion section if you are making recommendations for further research or providing future direction example: the methods. Hart c (1998) doing a literature review: releasing the social science imagination london: sage holliday a (2007) doing and writing qualitative research london: sage hopkins a & dudley-evans t (1988) a genre-based investigation of discussion sections in articles and dissertations esp journal 7: 113-21.
Summary a research project in nursing or nursing education is probably only complete once the findings have been published this paper offers a format for writing a qualitative research report for publication it suggests, at least, the following sections: introduction, aims of the study, review of the literature, sample,. Authors highlights about presenting qualitative research: “you may find that presenting the results and discussion together, theme by theme, makes most sense” 7 (http://bmjbmjjournalscom/advice/special_methodsshtml#quality) the methods section should convince the reader that the sample is appropriate and that the. Considering all these differences, it is not unreasonable to assume that writers writing the discussion section of a qualitative research paper. Coding qualitative data it is always best to read through all comments or responses before attempting to group or code data it is good to start simply with one broad layer of coding organized around three to seven major themes (and no more than 10) try to use categories that, from your initial reading of all comments, you.
This is very common where the research paper is straightforward, and provides continuity the other way is to present a section and then discuss it, before presenting the next section with a short discussion this is common in longer papers, and your discussion part of the paper will generally follow the same structure. This section and the next, on reporting and discussing your findings, deal with the body of the thesis in a doctoral thesis, this every thesis writer has to present and discuss the results of their inquiry the analysis of qualitative data cannot be neatly presented in tables and figures, as quantitative results can be it must all.
This video presents a formula for writing qualitative findings paragraphs in research reports it presents the setup-quote-comment model (sqc. When the group has analysed the data it will need the present the results this could be in a a 'methods' section that says how the group carried out the research and why it used those methods, along with how many people participated in the research the main here are some hints for writing up quantitative research.
Sampling strategies ▫ even if you describe your sample in the results section, you should describe your sampling strategy in the methods section ▫ there are different sampling approaches in qualitative research: ▫ purposive/theoretical ▫ representative ▫ extreme case/typical case ▫ snowball. This section should also include the background of the site and how the main research problem is experienced at that site deficiencies the purpose statement should provide a general statement regarding the overall purpose of the study (see creswell, 2008, for examples of qualitative purpose statements) key points to.