Following this, present a content analysis of one end of the spectrum of the survey or data table.
In our example case, start with the POSITIVE survey responses regarding postoperative care, using descriptive phrases.
The best way to organize your Results section is “logically.” One logical and clear method of organizing the results is to provide them alongside the research questions—within each research question, present the type of data that addresses that research question. Your research question is based on a survey: This can actually be represented as a heading within your paper, though it might be presented as a statement rather than a question: Present the results that address this specific research question first.
In this case, perhaps a table illustrating data from a survey. Other tables might include standard deviations, probability, matrices, etc.
Regardless of which format you use, the figures should be placed in the order they are referenced in the Results section and be as clear and easy to understand as possible.
If there are multiple variables being considered (within one or more research questions), it can be a good idea to split these up into separate figures.
The most important advice one can give here as well as throughout the paper is to check the requirements and standards of the journal to which you are submitting your work.
Every journal has its own design and layout standards; perusing a journal’s articles will give you an idea of the proper number, size, and complexity of your figures.
With hundreds of qualified editors from dozens of scientific fields, Wordvice has helped thousands of authors revise their manuscripts and get accepted into their target journals.
As the representation of your study’s data output, the Results section presents the core information in your research paper.