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I attached every paper so the writer can have an idea what is the research about.
The Abstract is one of the first items readers see. You need to convey a lot of
information in this very short paragraph, as the potential reader will decide whether to
read your full paper based on the information in the Abstract. There are several elements
needed in the Abstract about both of your studies, including information about: a). your
research questions, b). your participants, c). your experimental methodology, d). your
findings, and e). your conclusions. Being able to write a precise yet succinct Abstract
takes some effort, so make sure you go through several drafts before settling on your final
version. Make sure to include keywords / key phrases as well (remember entering
keywords into PsycInfo when you searched for articles? The authors actually
recommended those keywords, so if you want to increase the number of times your paper
comes up for readers, use good keywords!)
Your General Discussion section will also be new in Paper V. Here, you will summarize
your results from BOTH studies and draw conclusions, but you will NOT use statistics
again. This section will evaluate both of your studies together and see if (and how) they
connect and lead you to general conclusions. That is, your general discussion is the end
of your story, so make sure to tie it back to information that you presented throughout
both of your studies. You can also identify flaws in your study designs as well as propose
new directions for future research in this section.