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An Abstract is a concise summary of the entire research project.
A well-written abstract should contain the following:
- A statement of purpose (hypothesis, aim, goal)
- Rationale for the study
- General methods or approaches
- Results or outcomes
- Conclusions, significance, and implications of the work to the discipline.
Abstracts typically do not contain references.
Section Heading Formatting
- Line Spacing: Double-spaced
- Page Number: Lowercase Roman numeral (Continued from previous section)
- All 1st-order headings must be 2" from the top edge of the page and must be styled consistently.
- Don't list the Dissertation/Thesis title and author on the Abstract page. This is not needed in this format.