• The final sentence(s) outline the studies 'contribution to knowledge' within the literature. Mention implications of your findings if appropriate.• Start with general theory, briefly introducing the topic.• Narrow down to specific and relevant theory and research.
Two or three studies is sufficient.• There should be a logical progression of ideas which aids the flow of the report.
You will also be likely to write your paper according to APA style.
Title page, abstract, references and appendices are started on separate pages (subsections from the main body of the report are not).
USE THE FOLLOWING SUBHEADING: State the experimental design, the independent variable label and name the different conditions/levels. Identify the target population (refer to a geographic location) and type of sample. Make sure the results are presented clearly and concisely. If the study has found a reliable effect be very careful suggesting limitations as you are doubting your results.
Name the dependent variables and make sure it's operationalized. A table can be used to display descriptive statistics if this makes the data easier to understand. • Outline your findings in plain English (no statistical jargon) and relate your results to your hypothesis, e.g. • Compare you results to background materials from the introduction section. Unless you can think of any confounding variable that can explain the results instead of the IV, it would be advisable to leave the section out.Next conduct preliminary reading based on your lecture notes.At this stage it's not crucial to have a robust understanding of key theories or studies, but you should at least have a general 'gist' of the literature. This plan could be in the form of a mind map, a summary table, or by writing a core statement (which encompass the entire argument of your essay in just a few sentences).If your hypothesis is unlikely, why are you testing it? Describe the precise procedure you followed when carrying out your research i.e. Describe in sufficient detail to allow for replication of findings.• Write a paragraph explaining what you plan to investigate and why. Be concise in your description and omit extraneous / trivial details. you don't need to include details regarding instructions, debrief, record sheets etc.The abstract comes at the beginning of your report but is written at the end.The abstract provides a concise and comprehensive summary of a research report.Next, copy and paste the APA reference into the reference section of your essay.Once again remember that references need to be in alphabetical order according to surname.Use double-line spacing of text, font size 12, and include page numbers.The report should have a thread of argument linking the prediction in the introduction to the content in the discussion.