Background

In your results section you will present findings and comment on them briefly. You can make more extensive comments on your results in the discussion section. Your results section provides information to answer the following question:

1. What did you find (your precise measurements) and/or what did you observe?

If your experiment generated a set of results, it is common practice to display your results in detail in the form of a table or graph. However, you have to use language to introduce your table or graph and give it a title. You are also expected to write a short summary of your results, which identifies the most important results in terms of the aims of your experiment (this summary is usually only a few sentences long because the detailed results are given in the tables or graphs).

Dos and Don'ts about writing a results section

Do refer to your tables and figures and introduce their content. Don't simply repeat the content of the figures and tables.
Do highlight the most important result(s). Don't generalise or interpret your results.
Do summarise and compare results. Don't just list the results.
Do write with certainty about your results.  
Do identify unexpected results.  
Do state the (statistical) significance of your results  
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