Module6: Results

Structuring the Methods

Scientific language



Here is a diagram of the typical stages of a Methods section. Stage 2 (Equipment setup) could start with the figure of the equipment diagram and then continue with an explanation of how the equipment was set up, or the explanation could come before the figure. Alternatively, the figure could appear in the appendix.

Click on the stage links in the diagram to see which questions are answered in each stage. Click on the example link to see an example of each stage of a student's Methods for the practical entitled 'The Responsiveness of a Nerve to the Intensity of Stimulus Strength'.