Parts Of A Research Paper

We’re talking about the abstract and discussion so just a quick review remember the main parts of a research paper that we’re working on in this class are an abstract introduction methods also known as materials results discussion and a reference list for milestone for this week you’re gonna be actually doing a few more things than we’ve seen this week you’re gonna be doing an abstract discussion you’re gonna also do future research ideas you’re going to include discrepancies and you’re also going to be graded on articulation of response so the abstract is going to be a snapshot of your entire paper this is something that is the first thing that people read when they’re looking at a paper it’s usually about a paragraph long it can be longer but you don’t really want it to be much shorter and you want to include at least one to two sentences from each major section of your paper so you want to have a few sentences of introduction you want to cover background purpose and objectives. Learn more about structure of a research paper at Edusson.

In there you’re gonna have a few sentences of methods or how your research was performed a few sentences of results what we found and a few sentences of discussion which is going to be your conclusions and and what it all means so I’ve got kind of linked the abstract here this is one that’s on a bit on the longer side that we’ll go through so the very first part that you see here in black is is the introduction background part of the abstract so it says a quarter of all lega morph species worldwide are threatened with extinction although captive breeding programs sometimes are implemented as emergency conservation measures such efforts often experience limited success a better understanding of the contributions of genetic diversion husbandry to allow successful breeding and captive like Mars is now an urgent conservation priority so what we did here is we kind of gave that broad background unto endangered species or endanger leg morphs and we also introduced the concept of captive breeding which is what this is about in blue this is our methods so it reads we used regression models to explore the genetic biological and husbandry factors associated with pairing success growth and survival during the tenure captive breeding program for Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits rocky legis Idahoans is an ecologically significant unit at Washington State University.

So this methods is very broad unlike your methods in your paper it doesn’t get detailed and specific it’s just a very broad over you for you saying we use regression models and what we were actually looking at genetic biological and husbandry factors and then in red we have our results and this is a little bit long for results but still within reasonable limits so it says parent success increased whereas juvenile survival decreased over the years of the program Perry and success and early juvenile growth declined with increasing Columbia Basin pedigree of the female suggesting the inbreeding depression among the small number of related founders pygmy rabbits face trade-offs between high reproduction and high juvenile mortality related to pen size diet quality and pairing strategy pygmy rabbits had greater parent success and early juvenile growth but lower juvenile survival in larger pens juvenile survival was also lower on the higher quality diet juveniles born at warmer ambient temperatures had a higher survival to emergence from their natal burrow.