Medical writing curriculum: how to write the methodology and results sections

Jeremy Dean Chapnick


The results and methods section of a research paper are the two most essential parts of all research papers. These sections clearly explain the procedures for conducting the research study and how all of the data was gathered. These two sections are critical in the scientific process because they allow other researchers to reproduce the experiment or if they want to assess the data or apply other models to produce different results. Therefore, it is critical for the scientific process to make sure that these are written well. This chapter will delve into what needs to go into both of these sections, and how to format them.