Report structure - rules and common mistakes

Report structure: Overview

Psychological reports have the following sections in which specific information is presented. We shall go through each section in detail on the following pages:

Report layout

Those sections marked with * start the top of a new page. The other sections begin with a heading below the previous section.

NB. The abstract and introducion DO NOT require headings. The abstract simply begins underneath the title and the introduction starts at the very top of the next page.

The appendix and the design subsection of the method section are the only non-compulsory parts of a report.