Writing Conclusions

The Conclusion section gives a good wrap-up of the paper (Fig. 3.4) and answers the question “What was discovered while doing the research?” This section could touch on how the study was set up, if it went as planned, and whether the data support the outcomes of the study.

The conclusion could also share the overall result of the study. If it was groundbreaking, the conclusion could include a plan for future research exploring an offshoot of the current study or new research in a different direction all together. Lastly, suggestions could be made to implement the findings of the study into practice. A plan of implementation could be included, but is not a requirement.

example journal article showing conclusion
Fig. 3.4. The Conclusion of the article and the beginning of the References section. Source: Loghmani et al. 2019. (Open Access Journal.)

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