Emerald Research Papers
Here are nine (9) possible sections of a structured abstract which can be adapted for your purposes and research: A summary of the advantages of structured abstracts appeared in a Summer 2001 issue of Hypothesis, and by Bayley and Eldredge in 2003.The evidence to demonstrate the value of structured abstracts clearly points to advantages for searching and quickly extracting needed information from summaries, regardless of the exact headings used by a abstracting and indexing service.When you are researching you want to make sure that you take detailed notes which include bibliographic information for every piece of evidence and every fact that you write down.It is often beneficial for students to use different colored notecards.The structured abstract can be used in librarianship.The format is widely-used in biomedicine, allied health and health librarianship to present research quickly and concisely.
Structered abstracts have a number of advantages over traditinal abstracts, including: Below, you will find a number of articles, from various sources, that outline the why, what and how of writing structured abstracts.You should select the structure and items from among those below, or supply your own, in a manner that makes the content immediately accessible to readers. Previous research with structured abstracts has taken place in mainly medical contexts.You will need to strike a happy a balance between succintness and completeness. This research indicated that such abstracts are more informative, more readable, and more appreciated by readers than are traditional abstracts. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that structured abstracts might also be appropriate for a particular psychology journal. 24 traditional abstracts from the Journal of Educational Psychology were re-written in a structured form.Adapt the structure of the abstract to your type of article and to you article.An experimental article will have a structure that is different from a conceptual article.Structured abstracts typically follow a standard boilerplate design where the goals and objectives of the research are listed, the methods that were used to carry out the investigation and brief sections on discussing the findings of the research (and, in a conclusion, their implications).Structured abstracts help authors to organize their ideas, and to present them with clarity and in an organized manner.You can use one color card for key ideas and one color card for supporting evidence.You might instead want to use one color for a key idea and all of its supporting evidence, and another color for a subsequent key idea and its supporting evidence. Using color coordinated note cards is incredibly beneficial because it enables you to tangibly test the presentation of your arguments and the thoroughness of your evidence.You also want to make sure that your organization is logical.For many years, we have for S&G adopted structured abstracts for Ready-To-Use Games (RTUGs).