Reviewing and Revising an Argument

Evidence from Original Field Research

When relying on evidence from original field research to support your point you should provide as much information as possible. Describe your methods, the data collected and finally, the findings and conclusions you draw from the study. Here's a sample outline:

  1. Introduction: presents either the issue to be examined or the position you are taking.
  2. Literature Review (optional): discusses previous work done on an issue and the reasons why it is insufficient to answer a question.
  3. Methods: describes research design and the methods involved.
  4. Findings: describes research results, even that which isn't relevant or conclusive.
  5. Conclusions: advocates for the position or claim using relevant portions of the data.
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