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This workshop discusses the parts of a research article (IMRAD).

This workshop discusses the parts of a research article (IMRAD).

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  • What is basic structure?
  • Well, a bit more than this……
  • Typical of most research articles. Makes writing easier; specific information in specific sections.
  • Most read part of article
  • About patient whose bromide intoxication was caused by contaminated well water.
  • Second most read part of article Good abstract indicates good article Important because of abstracting services
  • Headings like manuscript
  • Must draw readers in Draft intro when you begin research (why did you start?)
  • Questions?

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  • Research Article (IMRAD)
  • Research Article
    • Introduction
      • Why did you start?
  • Research Article
    • Methods
      • What did you do?
  • Research Article
    • Results
      • What did you find?
  • Research Article
    • Discussion
      • What does it mean?
  • Research Article
    • Title
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Materials and Methods
    • Results
    • Discussion
    • References
    • Tables and Figures
  • Title
    • Unproductive words
      • Selected 
      • A Study of
      • Recent 
      • Observations
  • Title
    • Avoid cute titles
      • Bromism: Alive in Well
  • Abstract
    • Write so it stands alone
    •  
    • Preserve form of article
    •  
    • Exclude material not in article
    •  
    • Be concise
  • Abstract
    • Structured (clinical studies)
  • Abstract
    • Structured (clinical studies)
    • Descriptive (indicative)
  • Introduction
    • Why did you start?
      • Introduces topic
      • Lit review
      • Different sides of issue
      • Study question (hypothesis)
      • Type of study
      • Purpose (objective)
  • Materials and Methods
    • What did you do?
      • What was used?
      • How much?
      • How study was done?
      • Inclusion/exclusion criteria
      • Statistical tests used
  • Materials and Methods
    • What did you do?
      • Include exact technical specs
      • Use
        • generic names
        • chronological format
      • Avoid vague citations
  • Materials and Methods
    • Avoid vague citations
      • Cells were broken by ultrasonic treatment as previously described (9).
      •  
      • NOT Cells were broken as previously described (9).
  • Results
    • What did you find?
      • Include data (tables, figures)
      • Present representative data
      • Be clear
      • Don't repeat data
  • Discussion
    • What does it mean?
      • Summarize your results
      • Interpret meaning
      • Compare/contrast results with others
      • Clarify any weaknesses
      • Suggest future research
  • Next Week
    • Grammar
      • Punctuation
      • Possessives
      • Numbers
      • Abbreviations
      • Others
    • Authorship