Tips for Writing a Results Section

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1 ScWk 298 Tips for Writing a “Results” Section (Also, see Ch. 11, Pyrczak & Bruce) I. Always refer back to your research questions, hypotheses, or (for qualitative) anticipated themes, e.g. arrange the Results section with subheadings matching the research questions or thematic areas. Quantitative example: Results Treatment Effectiveness For the first research question whether group treatment is effective in improving parenting skills, the data supported the hypothesis that… Qualitative example: Results Thematic Area: Perceptions of Treatment Effectiveness For the first thematic area about participants’ views of the effectiveness of treatment, participants reported that … II. Descriptions of the sample (univariate frequencies, means, etc.) should go in the Methods (Sampling) section. If your study compares two groups, use tables to show the biviariate differences between groups—one table for frequencies (show both the n and %) and Chi Square tests, another table for means and t -tests. (Remember—all lines in tables should be double spaced.) Don’t repeat the same information in the narrative, except in summary form to highlight aspects of the table. Example of a two-group description of the sample: ______________________________________________________________________________ Methods Sampling (excerpt) The sample characteristics (frequencies and percentages) are shown below in Table 1. Note that the two groups differ by gender, but not by ethnicity.
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2 Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of Participants Variable Experimental Group Control Group n % n % X 2 Gender 3.89* Female 25 50 15 30 Male 25 50 35 70 Ethnicity 1.22 African American 5 10 6 12 Latino 10 20 10 20 Chinese
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