Working on a couple discussion sections with student co-authors and thought I'd write a few thoughts and tips on tackling discussion sections for those who feel stuck...not an expert by any means, but just some things I've picked up along the way #AcademicTwitter 1/5
Tip #1: If you're really stuck, start with Limitations and Future Directions for Research. I find these go hand in hand and are easier to write because you've most likely already realized the limitations when you've designed your study and recommend scholars do it differently 2/5
#2: List out the 3-5 most important findings from your study. Take one finding at a time, briefly summarize it, and compare your finding with prior studies: Is there alignment? Conflict? An extension of what we know already? What's novel about this finding? 3/5
#3: Consider the answers to those questions in relation to what theory says. Using phrases from this @APA_Style guide is tremendously helpful:… 4/5
#4: Take that same list from #2 and develop practice- or policy-oriented implications. The key here is to make sure they are drawn closely from your findings and not overextending. Good luck and happy writing! 5/5

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