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  1. CHAPTER OVERVIEW • What a Manuscript Looks Like • Nuts and Bolts

  2. Title Page Abstract Introduction Method Results Discussion References Appendices Author Note Footnotes Table Captions Tables Figure Captions Figures WHAT A MANUSCRIPT LOOKS LIKE

  3. TITLE PAGE Running Head Title Authors Institutional Affiliation

  4. ABSTRACT • A one-sentence statement of purpose • A brief description of participants • A brief description of results • Any conclusions being offered

  5. ABSTRACT Running head appears on each page No indent

  6. INTRODUCTION • Outlines background of problem • Helps reader understand problem • States purpose of study

  7. INTRODUCTION Title Level 1 heading All text is double spaced 1.5 inch margin 1.5 inch margin

  8. METHOD • Describes how the study was conducted • The most common subheads are • Participants—who they were, and what special characteristics they had, what instructions were given • Instruments—what tests, drugs, computers, etc., were used • Data Analysis—how the data were analyzed

  9. METHOD Level 1 heading Level 2 heading

  10. INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLACEMENT OF TABLES AND FIGURES Reference to where table 1 should be placed

  11. RESULTS • Descriptive statistics • Outcomes of inferential statistical tests • References to tables and figures

  12. RESULTS Level 1 heading

  13. DISCUSSION • Evaluation of study • How this study relates to past studies • What the results mean • Contributions the study makes • Implications and limitations • Sometimes, results and discussion are reported together in one section

  14. REFERENCES • Sources consulted during course of study • Must be in appropriate format

  15. REFERENCES Level 1 heading Book reference Journal article references Magazine/ Periodical reference

  16. END MATTER • APPENDICES • Non essential, but important information • Often original data or drawings • AUTHOR NOTES • Supplementary information • FOOTNOTES • Elaborate on references or other technical points in manuscript

  17. TABLES • Table captions—a list of tables to follow and their respective captions • Tables • Text arranged in columns or rows • Numbered consecutively

  18. FIGURES • Figure captions—Identify each of the figures with a number and title • Figures • Actual figures