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  • Title briefly states what the article is about.
  • Abstract summarizes the whole article.
  • Introduction establishes the context for the research: the area in which the research takes place, the research problem, the importance of the research, and the guiding question or hypothesis.
  • Materials and Methods describes the research procedure.
  • Results reports the outcomes of the research procedure.
  • Discussion interprets the results, explaining them and comparing them to the results of other experiments.
  • Conclusion focuses the reader on what is important about the research, its contribution to the larger area of study.
  • References lists the sources used in the article.

Often called the IMRaD structure:  Introduction, Methods, Results, Analysis, Discussion.