What Makes an Effective Abstract in Sport Science?

Liu, Hongyou and Huan, Chang and Gómez-Galanes, Jesús Vicente (2013). What Makes an Effective Abstract in Sport Science?. "Journal of Physical Education and Sport", v. 13 (n. 1); pp. 53-56. ISSN 2247-8051. https://doi.org/10.7752/jpes.2013.01009.

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Title: What Makes an Effective Abstract in Sport Science?
Author/s:
  • Liu, Hongyou
  • Huan, Chang
  • Gómez-Galanes, Jesús Vicente
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Physical Education and Sport
Date: 2013
ISSN: 2247-8051
Volume: 13
Subjects:
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Deportes
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Writing an efficient abstract is always a difficult and significant work in academic writing. What kinds of abstracts are well reputed in sport science? To answer this question, 20 abstracts from top journals of sport science were analyzed in the current research. The number of words and rhetorical moves were studied to assess the structures of the abstracts. Meanwhile, the key clauses, citations, the use of first person pronoun, the adoption of abbreviations and acronyms, hedging and the main tense were included in the analysis of the writing skills. Results have show: (1) Almost all of the abstracts were non-structured, and the length varied a lot, but the average word count was about 210-220; (2) the use of writing skills, such as key clauses, citations and hedging differed depending on the preference of the journal where the abstract appeared, and the main tense was selected based on the context of the abstract. In most cases, abbreviations and acronyms were allowed to be used, while the first person pronoun was always avoided

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Item ID: 29417
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/29417/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:29417
DOI: 10.7752/jpes.2013.01009
Official URL: http://efsupit.ro/images/stories/art%209%20Hongyou.pdf
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 14 May 2015 11:54
Last Modified: 14 May 2015 11:54
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