Methods Section In Research Paper: Writing The Best Research Methodology

What will you learn?

  1. The importance of a well-written methods section
  2. The basic flow when planning the methods section
  3. How to structure individual elements in the methods section
  4. Main techniques to write an effective methods section
  5. How to avoid making critical errors in the methods section
  6. How to use a checklist and apply your learnings to showcase your methods


Course Description

A well-scripted methods sections lays the foundation for your research by outlining the different methods you used to derive your brilliant results. Your peers look for essential details on how to replicate the experiments of your study in this section, which is also what readers use to understand your research better.

This structured course covers all the basics of writing and structuring the methods section, including advice on common errors that most authors make and how to avoid them. Great for authors looking to enhance their technical writing skills, this comprehensive guide includes an assortment of interactive quizzes, easy-to-follow tips to structure and describe your methods effectively, and a handy checklist to ensure that your methods section is accurate and detailed.


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Let's begin with the basics!

Lecture 2: Structuring the Method section: What you should know

Lecture 3: Writing the methods section: Tips and guidelines

Lecture 4: Let’s do a quick recap!


Your Instructor


Gareth Dyke
Gareth Dyke

Gareth Dyke manages the Taylor & Francis journal Historical Biology as Editor-in-Chief. His research has been widely covered in the media and he is often invited to present talks and lead workshops around the world, most recently in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China, Colombia, Spain, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia.

A regular contributor to The Conversation, he has also written numerous news and other popular articles in Scientific American and New Scientist. As a prolific scientific author who has published over 280 articles in peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy (USA), Gareth understands the importance of training for research writing skills. Deeply committed to the cause of researcher education, Gareth has unparalleled experience in academic training.


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