Thomas Farmer's Paper Guidelines



Think "Inverted Pyramid":

Inverted glass pyramid in the Louvre museum
The inverted glass pyramid in the Louvre

That is: Start very broad (general), become increasingly more specific.

A Broad Beginning

Literature Review

Specific to Your Study

Method (not Methods)

REMEMBER: The purpose of this section is so that other researchers can replicate your study. This section should be clear and concise, yet it should also leave no doubt to a reader of your paper how the study was conducted.



Think "Regular Pyramid":

Egyptian pyramid

That is: Start with specifics about results of study, and end with general (broad) points / suggestions for future research.