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Call for abstracts. How to write an abstract . Deborah E. A. Lockhart MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow [email protected] Call for abstracts!. What is an abstract?. A means of communicating a summary of research / audit. Scientific or “lay”. Standalone (conference).

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Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts

How to write an abstract

Deborah E. A. Lockhart

MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow

[email protected]



What is an abstract
What is an abstract?

  • A means of communicating a summary of research / audit.

  • Scientific or “lay”.

  • Standalone (conference).

  • Precede a paper (indexed on MEDLINE).



General points
General points

  • Write in sentences using formal scientific English.

  • Use “did not” instead of “didn’t” etc.

  • Write in the 3rd person (usually).

  • Use present tense for existing facts and past tense for completed research.

  • Define specialised terminology / abbreviations e.g. Streptococcus pneumoniaethen S. pneumoniae.

  • Numbers – when to spell out or use numerals?

  • www.grammarbook.com/numbers/numbers.asp


General points1
General points

  • Do not expect it to be easy!

  • “A good writer will always find it hard to fill a singe page. A bad writer will always find it easy”.

  • The skeleton is the hardest part!!


Abstract format
Abstract format

  • Title

  • Introduction

  • Methods

  • Results

  • Conclusions

  • Words: 100 – 500.

  • Structured or continuous.


Title
Title

  • Clear informative title describing key elements of your work (consider the audience / reader).

  • Consider a title and subtitle separated by a colon.

  • Catchy and inviting!

Genes and pockets

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Introduction
Introduction

  • Answer the ‘WHY’ question!

  • Introduce the field and set the scene by briefly describing the current knowledge (couple of sentences).

  • What “gaps” are you trying to address?

  • What is your aim or research question?


Methods and results
Methods and results

  • Main focus of the abstract.

  • All about what you did and what you found out!

  • Style and format dependent on area e.g. clinical or laboratory research.

  • Brief details on the study / key methods.

  • Detailed description of the main research findings.


Discussion conclusion
Discussion & conclusion

  • Discuss the main findings of your work.

  • Put into context and relate back to the introduction and your research question.

  • Any limitations?

  • What are the implications, future directions?


References
References ??

  • May be applicable for standalone abstracts.

  • Limit to select key references.

  • “Classic” and “cutting-edge”.

  • Format and correctly cite any reference.



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