Points to Remember in Preparing Your Report
As you finalize your report, be guided by the following list.
- State your conclusions in a way that relates your findings to your hypothesis.
- Identify any confounded variables which may have limited the internal validity of your study.
- Give your assessment of the likelihood that confounding actually occurred.
- Identify the limits to the external validity of your experiment in regard to your subjects, operational definitions, and experimental situation.
- Report any theoretical implications of your findings.
- Note: Your experiment tested no formal theory, but you may be able to identify some testable predications that follow logically from your conclusions. Let these predictions serve as theoretical implications.
- Discuss whether your results can be generalized, and to what population.
- Report any practical implications of your findings.