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How to write a Scientific Report.

  1. Jan 17, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I know there's the following sections:

    Method Used
    Data analysis

    But when there are two areas of the experiment to be investigated, say measuring the wavelength of light for green and yellow using diffraction gratings, do you talk about them in these headings, or do you create these headings again for each part of the experiment?
    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

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  3. Jan 18, 2009 #2


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    Of course I don't know exactly what your experiment looks like, but it would seem logical to me that you have two separate sets of results for green and yellow. So I would make subsections "Green" and "Yellow" in the results and data analysis section. The method used is probably the same for both, isn't it? Also, in the discussion and conclusion, you probably don't need two different sections. It can look like: "The data from section ... show that green light is a primary color on most computer displays, while we have shown in table ... from section... that yellow is not" - e.g. you can mix it into one running story.
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