Cite key references, but do not write an extensive review of literature; instead, direct the reader to a recent review.
Then focus in on the problem that your study addresses.
Try not to mention p values, statistical significance, null hypotheses, type I errors, and type II errors. Interpret the magnitude of each outcome in a qualitative way, using both your experience of the magnitudes that matter in this area of human and also any published scales of magnitudes (e.g., Cohen, 1988; Hopkins, 1998).
You must interpret the observed effects and the 95% confidence limits.
Paste figures and tables into the document after the paragraph where you first refer to them (other journals: tables and figures go at the end of the manuscript). Bring together the outcomes and any technicalities in a statement that addresses this question about the generalizability of your findings to the population of subjects from which you drew your sample.
When choosing a topic, search for something that meets the following criteria: ü Is the topic interesting to me? The outline should serve as a road map for your journey with your thesis as your navigator – it tells you where to go.
This article also exists in slightly modified form as a template for a Sportscience research article.
If you intend to submit a paper to Sportscience, you should download the template from the Information for Authors page at the Sportscience site.
Whether you are submitting your article to Sportscience or to another journal, you should read my guidelines on scientific writing (Hopkins, 1999).
Here are the main points from that article: The subheadings in this article (Background, Aim, etc.) should make it easier to write your article for Sportscience than for other journals.