5. Article Components
- Abstract presents a concise summary at the very beginning of the article and contains the
- Introduction describes the rationale for and the purpose of the study, typically involving some short review of related literature. It can also contain the Hypothesis.
- Methods section presents a detailed description of all procedures used in the study. In Exercise Science it is typically divided in: Subjects, Procedures, Measures, Statistical Analyses.
- Results section objectively presents the findings of a study, often numbers in a table.
- Discussion section, the "meat" of a study, is an interpretation of the results related to existing literature.
- Conclusion section (optional) lists generalizations that may be drawn from the findings.
- Bibliography section lists other studies, which are mentioned in the current study, according to a special format.