PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THESES INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY:
Please write just the discussion portion of this research paper. DO NOT edit any other part. Use the sample paper as a guide to get an idea of how the discussion should be written. make sure to write at least two page for the discussion.
Also include in the first paragraph part of the abstract, the purpose of the study. who was use what was used, and the hypothesis. Answer those questions posed in the introduction (central research questions) Show how the answers are supported by the results. Explain how the answers fit relative to the existing body of knowledge about the subject.
Your Discussion and Conclusions sections should answer the question: What do your results mean?
In other words, the majority of the Discussion and Conclusions sections should be an interpretation of your results. You should:
Discuss your conclusions in order of most to least important.
Compare your results with those from other studies: Are they consistent? If not, discuss possible reasons for the difference.
Mention any inconclusive results and explain them as best you can. You may suggest additional experiments needed to clarify your results.
Briefly describe the limitations of your study to show reviewers and readers that you have considered your experiment’s weaknesses. Many researchers are hesitant to do this as they feel it highlights the weaknesses in their research to the editor and reviewer. However doing this actually makes a positive impression of your paper as it makes it clear that you have an in depth understanding of your topic and can think objectively of your research.
Discuss what your results may mean for researchers in the same field as you, researchers in other fields, and the general public. How could your findings be applied?
State how your results extend the findings of previous studies.
If your findings are preliminary, suggest future studies that need to be carried out.
At the end of your Discussion and Conclusions sections, state your main conclusions once again.
How to write a discussion for a research paper:
Generally the length of the ‘Discussion ‘ section should not exceed the sum of other sections (ıntroduction, material and methods, and results), and it should be completed within 6–7 paragraphs.. Each paragraph should not contain more than 200 words, and hence words should be counted repeteadly. The ‘Discussion’ section can be generally divided into 3 separate paragraphs as. 1) Introductory paragraph, 2) Intermediate paragraphs, 3) Concluding paragraph.
The introductory paragraph contains the main idea of performing the study in question. Without repeating ‘Introduction’ section of the manuscript, the problem to be addressed, and its updateness are analysed. The introductory paragraph starts with an undebatable sentence, and proceeds with a part addressing the following questions as 1) On what issue we have to concentrate, discuss or elaborate? 2) What solutions can be recommended to solve this problem? 3) What will be the new, different, and innovative issue? 4) How will our study contribute to the solution of this problem An introductory paragraph in this format is helpful to accomodate reader to the rest of the Discussion section. However summarizing the basic findings of the experimental studies in the first paragraph is generally recommended by the editors of the journal.
In the last paragraph of the Discussion section “strong points” of the study should be mentioned using “constrained”, and “not too strongly assertive” statements. Indicating limitations of the study will reflect objectivity of the authors, and provide answers to the questions which will be directed by the reviewers of the journal. On the other hand in the last paragraph, future directions or potential clinical applications may be emphasized.
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