Drawing Conclusions

  • Discussion and Conclusions -The part of a paper where you take the data from your study and are able to answer your research question.   The limitations and strengths of a study would also be discussed in this section of your paper.

Determining Implications

  • Research Implications -Research has the potential to make a great impact on people's lives and with this ability there is much significance that comes with it.   This significance may impact the study structure, context, and even policies and procedures as a result.  
  • Specific Research Focus - the study itself  
  • Study Context - research literature in a study area
  • Social Impact - policy and procedure

Procedures for Writing

  • Title -the title of your paper should describe the study matter of your research
  • Abstract - a summary of the entire research article that should include the purpose, methods, results, and conclusion in a succinct format
  • Introduction - the introduction of your paper should tell the audience why you chose to do this research
  • Materials and Methods -should describe what you did to answer your research question in enough detail that the experiment could be repeated by someone reading your paper
  • Results - the results section is where you should present your results.   This section may include graphs or tables.
  • Discussion - the discussion should highlight the most significant results of your study.
  • Acknowledgements - An optional section of your paper where you may want to thank members that have contributed to the success of the research
  • References - the section where you include all the references that you have cited

Disseminating Results

  • Conference Proceedings -the written record of the work that is presented at a professional conference.   The purpose of publishing conference proceedings is to inform those unable to attend or those interested in what went on at a particular conference with the material presented.
  • Journals - the primary way in which scientists publish their work.   Journal article are usually 'peer-reviewed'   meaning that they go through a expert review process to ensure accuracy, reliability, and quality of data prior to publication
  • Reports - reports may describe a process, progress, or results of scientific research.   Publishing reports are different then publishing in scientific journals because reports are not necessarily peer reviewed.

Obtain Funding

  • The Statement of Need (Opportunity) -in this section you should outline the problem that your project will address.   This is where you tell them why there is a need for your research project.
  • Goals - goals are more general plans of what you want to accomplish
  • Objectives - specific and measureable steps that you need to take in order to meet the goals of a project.
  • Project Activities - in this section you should list your intervention plan.   This is where you tell your audience exactly how you plan on meeting your goals and objectives and solve the problem.  
  • Evaluation Plan - where you identify ways in which you plan on testing the efficacy of your project.
  • Organizational Information - this is the section in which you have to opportunity to tell the board why you are the most qualified group to do the research.
  • Future Funding - in this section you should include information on how the project will be sustainable once the grant funding runs out.