What question did you ask in your experiment? Why is it interesting? The introduction summarizes the relevant literature so that the reader will understand why you were interested in the question you asked. One to four paragraphs should be enough. End with a sentence explaining the specific question you asked in this experiment.
Materials and Methods
"The drug cured 1/3 of the infected mice, another 1/3 were not affected, and the third mouse got away."
Tables and Graphs
Adapted from Columbia University
How to Report Scientific Research
Learn how to report scientific research in APA Style according to Journal Article Reporting Standards, including what key elements to include in the title, author note, abstract, introduction, method, results, and discussion.
APA Style CENTRAL
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Original research is a methodical investigation into a subject in order to discover facts, to establish or revise a theory, or to develop a practical application based on the newly discovered or revised facts or theories. As research is a first-hand account of the systematic methodological process, observation, and analysis, it qualifies as a primary source.
Typical Organization of Research Articles: