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Research Methods Paper

First notice that you do not indent the first line of your abstract. The word “Abstract” is centered, capitalized and bolded on the first line. Your abstract should be about 150-250 words and should be a very condensed version of your entire paper. Start by indicating what the general problem is. Then briefly explain how you examined the problem (what did you manipulate and what did you measure). Briefly indicate what you found (which groups performed better than others). Finally tell what your conclusions are (what is the take home message of the study).

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