Discussion. The discussion considers what the results mean. The paper comes full circle by referring back to the purpose given in the introduction. While results address the research question focus, the discussion addresses the broader issues raised in the introduction and literature review. It is your chance to speculate, generalize, extrapolate and explore implications, so use it! This part of the paper lets you spread your wings and say what you like without having to justify every word, so take advantage and be original!
- Conclusions. Discuss findings in the broader context.
- General Contribution. Repeat and expand on the contribution.
- What next? Suggest future research.
- Submission. Check submission requirements.