37.9 Writing scientifically: Discussion and conclusion
Sometimes, articles have separate Discussion and Conclusion sections; sometimes they are combined. The Discussion section:
- Summarises the results.
- Gives a short evaluation of the results: Be concise.
- Answers the stated RQ.
- Discusses limitations (Sect. 7.5), strengths, weaknesses, problems, challenges.
- Tries to anticipate and respond to potential questions about the research.
Readers should reach the conclusions based on the evidence presented.