Table 2 Open in a separate window Methods The methods section is usually the second-longest section in the abstract. All good abstracts recapitulate the paper and contain the four key parts listed above. Like many novices, I treated the abstract as an afterthought.
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Papers describing clinical trials should mention the sample size, patient groups, dosages, and study duration. Table 4 presents examples of the contents of accept-ably written methods sections, modified from actual publications. The scientific goals underscore the advantages of the genome project, including identifying and curing diseases and enabling people to select the traits of their offspring, among other opportunities.
Methods To answer this question, we compared the performance of 12 novices medical students with the performance of 12 laparoscopic surgeons using a 2D view and 4 robotic surgeons, using a new robotic system that allows 2D and 3D view.
Another thing you can do is go back to some of the most interesting papers you have read during your literature review.