HCDE231_Anatomy_of_Research_Report

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HCDE 231 – Anatomy of a Research Report 1 HCDE 231 – Anatomy of a Research Report Nesting habits of sparrows in five sparse canopies Roberta Larch Abstract A descriptive title announces the topic with reference to the factors that were manipulated in the study (e.g., canopies) and factors that were affected by those manipulations (e.g., nesting habits). The title does not have to follow any specific format. An appropriate alternative title for this study might be “The Effect of Sparseness of Canopy on the Nesting Habits of Sparrows.” NOTE: Place the author(s) name below the title—sometimes an author affiliation is included. An “informative abstract” includes the main idea from each section of the report to give readers the big picture. It very briefly describes each major elements of the report: the introduction, procedures, results, discussion, conclusions, and recommendations. The abstract should be 150-200 words (about 10% of the length of the report) . NOTE: See difference between informative and descriptive abstracts in the Markel textbook). T his section should be written last.
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HCDE 231 – Anatomy of a Research Report 2 Introduction Materials Apparatus Procedures (or Methods) The introduction orients and prepares the reader to understand the rest of the paper. It should include the following topics, not necessarily in this order: Purpose —the objective of the research. Describe in one
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