RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
- Both elements can be in the same chapter (what is advisable) or in separate chapters.
- Organize the results of each questionnaire applied by question in a table. Several questions can be grouped in the same table.
- Each table must collect the variables, Number and Percentage.
- Sort the tables in the order in which they are to be analyzed (which is not always the same order in which the questions were asked).
- Assess whether all the tables are necessary or the results of some questions can be commented without the need for the table in question.
- Once all the tables have been defined, proceed to Enumerate them in order of appearance and each of them has a Title.
- Describe the most significant information (results) of each of the tables, making reference to them in two ways:
- “As seen in Table # 5 …….”
- Description of the results and at the end of the paragraph “(See Table #
5) “, you can also point” (See Graphic # 3) “.
- The Tables represent the scientific basis of the results obtained and should always be present. The graphics are complementary and help to better represent them. Only those graphics that are considered important are chosen.
- After describing the information in a Table, proceed to make comments on key elements, arguments and interpretation of these results, in correspondence with the established theoretical bases, the criteria of the author and those of other authors: DISCUSSION OF THE RESULTS.
- The tables can be interspersed in the text of this chapter or they can go in the annexes. Like the graphics.
They should constitute theoretical scientific generalizations, not a repetition of the results.
They must respond to the research objectives and scientific questions.
They must be concrete, not listed but with markers (plecas).
They have to be interrelated with the analysis and discussion of the results:
they must be derived from them.
- Concrete, not listed but with markers (plecas).
- They must be closely related to the conclusions.
- This relationship does NOT have to be univocal, since a conclusion can require several recommendations and several conclusions entail a same recommendation.