Use the following subheadings to organize your paper: ABSTRACT (on a separate page) DISCUSSION (on a separate page) Things to be addressed under each section are as follows: DISCUSSION First of all, review the Chapter 9 of the SPSS workbook recommended for this class (i.e., Sweet and Grace-Martin 2008). The book provides you with a good description of what you need to address in the discussion/conclusion section. Make sure to review the ASA style of writing (see the syllabus). Also, I suggest you to take a look at the model articles that are posted on SacCT. Pay close attention to how the authors conclude based on the findings. The discussion section should respond to your original research question described in the introduction. Addressing the following prompts below would help you respond to the research question. ï‚· A Brief Summary of General Findings (about 1 short paragraph): This is better organized by starting the paragraph with a research question that you presented earlier in the Introduction, and then you can respond to the question based on the empirical findings (i.e., findings based on the data analyses you conducted). ï‚· Discussion of YOUR Findings in relation to the Findings/Theory Presented by Others (about 1 paragraph and can be combined with the previous section of the âœBrief Summaryâ): In this section, you must relate your empirical findings back to the existing literature. In other words, you situate your own study in the larger ongoing debate on the topic. Did you find the similar results as others? If you found different results, what would be the reason explaining the difference? Was the existing theory supported? Why or why not? What do your findings imply in furthering our knowledge on the topic? In responding to these prompts, make sure to cite the studies to which you refer in comparison to your study. ï‚· Limitations (about 1-2 paragraphs): As a researcher, you must acknowledge potential limitations that might have biased your findings. Discuss a few limitations that might have affected your findings.