Writing Research Papers: Structure and Scientific Thinking

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What is considered the face of a research paper?

Title

Which section of a research paper is often compared to the skeleton?

Abstract

In the body of a typical journal paper, what comes after the Introduction?

Materials and Methods

Which part of a research paper typically addresses the question 'Why'?

Introduction

Which section of a research paper is often compared to the vital organs?

Discussion

What is the purpose of the Abstract in a research paper?

To succinctly summarize the entire paper's content

Which part of a research paper typically addresses the question 'How'?

Methods

In the body of a typical journal paper, what comes after the Results?

Discussion

Which section of a research paper is often compared to the skeleton?

Abstract

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Structure of a Research Paper

  • The face of a research paper is the Abstract.
  • The Introduction is often compared to the skeleton, providing the framework for the paper.
  • After the Introduction, the Methods section typically comes next in the body of a typical journal paper.
  • The Introduction typically addresses the question 'Why', providing background and justification for the research.
  • The Methods section is often compared to the vital organs, as it provides the details of the research design and procedures.
  • The purpose of the Abstract is to provide a brief summary of the research, highlighting its main points and findings.
  • The Methods section typically addresses the question 'How', detailing the procedures and techniques used to conduct the research.
  • After the Results, the Discussion section typically comes next in the body of a typical journal paper.

This quiz covers the structure of research paper writing, emphasizing the importance of presenting a clear story line, and scientific thinking skills involved in writing reports. Topics include the general structure of a research paper, title, authorship, abstract, introduction, methods, results and discussion, conclusions, acknowledgements, and references.

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