CL_sciwri - RESEARCH REPORTS Written communication of...

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RESEARCH REPORTS Written communication of research Science as a social activity Writing . . . as thinking as a tool to focus your thinking as hard work
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WRITING REQUIRES ATTENTION Cognitive Effort during writing (Kellogg, 1994) 0 100 200 300 400 500 Writing (planning) Writing (translating) Writing (reviewing) Learning (incidental) Learning (intentional) Reading (easy) Reading (difficult) Chess (novice) Chess (expert) Probe RT cost (ms)
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THE STRUCTURE OF A RESEARCH REPORT Title Page Abstract Body of Report Introduction Method Results Discussion References Tables and Figures
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THE FRONT END Title Indicates main idea, independent and dependent variables 10-12 words maximum Abstract Summarizes the whole report Usually a sentence for each section Avoid details of method 100 – 150 words maximum
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THE BODY of the REPORT Introduction Overviews the problem or question Provides background on prior work Outlines the “design” and its purpose Describes main hypotheses [so: reader knows what you did and why]
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course EXP 4504 taught by Professor Fischler during the Fall '07 term at University of Florida.

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