Discussion, Footnotes, & Appendix Menu Comments
Discussion - The discussion section should primarily refer to the results and whether the data confirm or negates the original hypotheses and the implications of the results (Chapter 2, 2.08, pp. 35-36).
Implications - The researcher should discuss the inferences, consequences, and application for the results (Chapter 2, 2.08, p. 35).
Potential Issues - A discussion of potential biases, research imperfections, extraneous variables, limitations, and internal/external validity of findings is appropriate here (Chapter 2, 2.08, p. 35).
Closing - The discussion section should end with a concise conclusion revealing the importance of the study (Chapter 2, 2.08, p. 36).
Footnotes - Footnotes are used to strengthen the text and should not be overly elaborate or express any unnecessary information. A footnote should relay one simple thought not several complex thoughts. When a footnote is numbered it is typically relaying information about sources within the text (Chapter 2, 2.12, pp. 37-38) (Figure 2.1 p. 51).
Appendix - Include supplemental materials in appendices. Appendices might include brief information that is easily printed, a discussion of any complicated tools used, and any article lists that were not previously mentioned but bear source data for the paper (Chapter 2, 2.13, pp. 38-39) (Figure 2.1, p. 52).