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The purpose of the results section of a research paper is to present the key results of a research study without interpreting their meaning. The results should be presented (a) in an orderly sequence so that their sequencing tells a story and (b) where appropriate, with the use of summary techniques and visual aids, such as tables and figures. The results section does not need to include every result obtained or observed in a study. It presents only those results that are relevant to the objectives and the research questions of the study.

Usually the results section is not combined with the discussion section unless specified by the journal to which the research paper will be submitted. The results section in general should not refer to ...

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