The following extracts are examples of how qualitative data might be presented: the researcher should select quotes that are poignant and/or most representative of the research findings including large portions pharmacist: no this is part of it. The fifth edition of the apa style manual (apa, 2001) details how to prepare the results section, format text and figures, organize your dissertation, and convert it to for the results sections of qualitative studies, careful description and contextualization are most important, says sue morrow, phd, an associate professor of. This is very common where the research paper is straightforward, and provides continuity the other way is to present a section and then discuss it, before presenting the next section with a short discussion this is common in longer papers, and your discussion part of the paper will generally follow the same structure. A 'methods' section that says how the group carried out the research and why it used those methods, along with how many people participated in the research the main themes and findings coming out of the analysis - using each theme as a sub-heading can work well conclusions: the group's answer to the research. Jul 2, 2017 not only are you using information that you have already documented, you are telling a story in each of your sections (which can be useful in qualitative research) but what if you undertook a more quantitative type study you might be better off structuring your findings chapter in relation to your research.
Sampling strategies ▫ even if you describe your sample in the results section, you should describe your sampling strategy in the methods section ▫ there are different sampling approaches in qualitative research: ▫ purposive/theoretical ▫ representative ▫ extreme case/typical case ▫ snowball. An excerpt from the results & discussion section of an education report that used qualitative research methodology footnote note: the results and discussion sections have been merged in this report you should seek information from your lecturers and tutors about whether this is appropriate in your discipline. This section of the research gateway shows you how to discuss the results that you your findings a discussion section should not be simply a summary of the results you have found and at this stage you will have to demonstrate original thinking first case for qualitative research, so you must be sure what is needed.
Report results quantitative data the purpose of the results section of the thesis is to report the findings of your research you usually present the data you qualitative data the reporting of qualitative data is much less bound by convention than that of quantitative data the data itself usually consists of words, from written. Explaining the meaning of the results to the reader is the purpose of the discussion section of a research paper there are elements of the discussion that should be included and other things that should be avoided always write the discussion for the reader remember that the focus should be to help the reader understand. When writing a dissertation or thesis, the results and discussion sections can be both the most interesting as well as the most challenging sections to write you may choose to write these sections separately, or combine them into a single chapter, depending on your university's guidelines and your own preferences.
Some journals require a findings section then a discussion section this format may be useful for your thesis as well • avoid 'results' opt for findings • under findings you provide the themes you have discovered with examples of extracts that have been coded for that theme • you can do this in a matrix form or a narrative. Answering these questions and testing your hypotheses is an important step that prepares you to answer your main question (which you will do in your conclusion section) in qualitative research, however, interviews are not always directly related to specific. Jun 2, 2010 in the end there is not all that much difference between reporting quantitative and qualitative data - the main issue is to present the findings of a study in such a way practical limitations may also result in the presentation of de-contextualised, fragmented data, rather than an integral part of the presentation.
Presenting results authors face the significant challenge of presenting their results in the journal of pediatric psychology (jpp) completely, yet succinctly and writing a convincing discussion section that highlights the importance of their research the third and final in a series of editorials (drotar, 2009a,b),. 1 this outline was adapted from the dissertation outline prepared by the ball state university school psychology program collection, these data should be presented here rather than in the results section) c describe methods for note : for single-subject, small n, and qualitative studies develop the order of presentation.