Chapter 4

Chapter Four


The purpose of this chapter is to present the findings of your study as clearly as possible. If you did a solid job writing chapter three (the glue that holds everything together), then you should have a plan on how the results should be ordered and summarized. Essentially, the general organizing principles for this chapter varies by whether the study is quantitative or qualitative. One of the major goals should be to seamlessly connect chapter's four and five (readability and flow). In other words, you are not to "discuss" the results in this chapter.... only present the findings and save meaning for the discussion chapter. Finally, do not overwhelm the reader with large masses of data. Of course there will be an extensive amount of information, but not all should be included. As always, be sure to follow university criterion on what should be included. To help you adopt a well-organized strategy for presenting the results, below are helpful files and links.  

Completeness, Credibility, Clarity


Data Analysis per Methodology




Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education: Evaluation Toolkit

HyperStat Online: Statistics Resources by Dr. David Lane (2013)

StatSoft Electronic Statistics Textbook (2015)

SticiGui: Statistics Toolbox by Stark (2013)



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