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How to Write Research Abstracts

Description of what a research abstract is, how to conduct one, and examples.

What is an Abstract?

  • Short summary of an article. 
  • Informative and descriptive.  Abstracts tell the reader what is in an article. 
  • Doesn't analyze or make conclusions.  It must accurately state the contents. 
  • Encourages the reader to read the original article. 
  • Research abstracts should include the objective and scope of the investigation, the methods used in the research, the primary results and the main conclusions as stated in the article.

Articles about Writing Research Abstracts

APA Abstract Requirements Example