Tuesday, January 04, 2011

B - Abstract preparation

Clarann Weinert SC. Are all abstracts created equal?? Applied Nursing Research 2010;23(2):106-9
(doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2008.06.003)

The preparation of a strong, convincing abstract is crucial for each investigator or clinical scholar. The scientific community reads more abstracts than full texts. The article explores each critical stage of abstract development: planning, drafting, reviewing, peer reviewing, editing, and packaging. It also gives hints on developing the six key elements of a structured abstract -background, purpose, sample, methods, results, and implications.

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