Research Paper Writing - The Big Picture
The Abstract is a brief summary of the entire research article. It helps us to get a sense of the research question, methods, and findings. Creating an Abstract is often a very helpful exercise for the writer of a literature review, because the Abstract conveys the big picture, so to speak. In the process of writing the Abstract, the writer must develop a big picture idea of their topic, data, and conclusions. Readers benefit greatly from abstracts. They use them to screen articles quickly, while gathering resources for their own projects. They use them to evaluate the strength of the paper, the generalizability of its findings, and the overall argument of its author. In a literature review, a strong Abstract includes the following pieces of information:
1. Your research topic;
2. Your research/focal question;
3. Your hypothesis (what did you guess the answer to the research/focal question would be prior
to beginning your research?)
4. A general statement or two about the findings discussed in the articles you’ve reviewed;
5. Your conclusions;
6. Some implications of the findings you’ve described (What do they mean to us or to society?),
7. What future research needs to be done?
Write a draft of what will be your Abstract. The abstract should be at least 100 words in length and should include all of the above items (#1 through #5).
Tutor: Please use information from my last assignments based on the focal/research question
“What techniques and methods can be employed to develop language skills in infants from
infancy to 5 years old?”
If possible, could the same tutor who did my past assignments do this assignment? She or he
will have background with this assignment.
Human beings learn to speak at a very early stage. Studies conducted on the development of language in human beings prove that babies start listening when they are in womb itself. This could be the reason that mothers are advised to read good books, watch good things and listen to good things because somehow the growing baby inside the womb can hear, listen and remember.