Q. What is an abstract? How long should an abstract be?
The abstract of an APA research paper has the following characteristics (according to the Purdue Owl):
- It's a concise summary of the key points of your research.
- It should contain your research topic, research questions, participants, methods, results and data analysis.
- The abstract could include possible implications of your research and future work connected with your findings.
- The abstract should be a single paragraph and double-spaced.
- An abstract should be between 150 and 250 words.
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