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How to Write an Effective Materials and Methods Section for Clinical Studies.

A new interesting article has been published in Clin Spine Surg. 2018 Sep 25. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000722. and titled:

How to Write an Effective Materials and Methods Section for Clinical Studies.

Authors of this article are:
Stenson JF Foltz C Lendner M Vaccaro AR.

A summary of the article is shown below:
The Materials and methods section of a research paper is oftentimes the first and easiest part to write. It details the steps taken to answer a research hypothesis, the success of which determines whether or not the study can be replicated. Arranging the section in chronological order, writing succinctly, and consistently using the third-person passive voice adds clarity and improves readability. Furthermore, utilizing headers, tables, and flow charts to break down difficult and complex experiments into logical subsections makes it easier for the reader to grasp complicated designs.

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