Writing the Empirical Journal Article
by Daryl Bem
Daryl Bem of Cornell University has written an excellent chapter entitled: “Writing the Empirical Journal Article” from Zanna and Darley’s edited volume, The Compleat Academic: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Social Scientist. Although the entire chapter is very useful, the section on reporting results is particularly so, with specific steps for reporting each result, as well as organizing the results section as a whole.
I often recommend this article not only for researchers who are writing results, but for those planning their analyses. The same steps needed to report findings can keep the data analysis on track.