In this section you will learn about:

  • sequencing your results
  • possible stages of results


To help your reader understand your results report them in the same sequence as you set up the methods in the Methodology chapter. Group numerical results and experimental results separately.

Follow section headings used in the Methods section to report results as shown in the following example

From 6.1 Methods

The experimental testing in this thesis aims to measure the ultimate behaviour of post-tensioned slabs with and without steel decking. For this purpose, three types of samples have been prepared. One with Stramit Condeck, another with Stramit Primeform, and the third without any steel decking, which can be used as the control specimen.


Methods (Chapter 6) Experimental Results (Chapter 8)
6.2 Additional Test Specimens (including solid slabs) 8.4 Solid Slab
  1. Cracking
  2. n/a
  3. Ultimate behaviour
6.3 Stramit Condeck Steel Decking 8.5 Condeck Slab
  1. Cracking
  2. Slip
  3. Ultimate behaviour
6.4 Stramit Primeform Steel Decking 8.6 Primeform Slab
  1. Cracking
  2. Slip
  3. Ultimate behaviour


The Results section can move through a number of stages, most of which occur more than once, e.g. Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4 and Stage 5. The following example shows each stage.

Stage 1 Preview
Stage 2 Reference to a figure or table
Stage 3 Simple statement of result
Stage 4 Statement of result by comparison between results
Stage 5 Comment on results

Save interpretations of results for the Discussion section.