Writing up the methods and results


Brenizer Method Pumpkins by Nicholas Erwin, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

These lecture slides posted on the OpenWetWare.org site have some good pointers about what goes in the methods sections and what goes in the results section of a paper.

Some things to watch out for are:

  • put the methods into a logical order (not necessarily the order you did things in), and then mirror this order in your results.
  • Take care not to discuss the results in the results section. You need to just include facts in this section.
  • Make sure you include all the aspects of the methods needed to follow what you did.



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