How to write the introduction and methods

ESU Course 01

  • Location:
    Room 10, Capital suite (level 3)
  • Chairs:
     J.W.F. Catto, Sheffield (GB)
     J.W.F. Catto, Sheffield (GB)
  • Aims and objectives of this session

    Aims and objectives
    To understand how to construct a well written Introduction and Methods section to your manuscript. To work through examples of good and bad practice, and to understand key points when writing. To get insight from editors about what they expect to see and what they look for.

    – To understand what makes good introduction
    – To understand what makes a good methods section
    – To understand about systematic reviews and meta-analysis
    – To learn from experienced editors.

How to write an introduction
 G. Novara, Padova (IT)
Group working I
Examples of good and bad introductions
How to write the methods section
 C. Gratzke, Munich (DE)
Where to get the introduction data from
Suggestions for own papers & draft own introduction
Present findings to audience
Key features for a systematic review
 M.G.K. Cumberbatch, Sheffield (GB)
What to look for in the statistics section
 C. Gratzke, Munich (DE)
Group working II
Present findings to audience
Examples of good and bad methods
Suggestions for own papers
Create own methods and tables