Sample Outline

Length

Manuscripts should be no longer than 3,000 words. Exceptions may be made for manuscripts of unusual quality.

Abstract

150 words or less and up to ten key words.

Introduction

A clear and concise summary of the purpose and problem.

Background

Literature review and theoretical framework. Background should result in demonstrated need for the study and its objectives.

Research question or hypothesis.

Methods

Subsections might include design, selection of sites and subjects, procedures, intervention, measurements, and analytical techniques.

Results

Discussion

Sub-sections might address significance and interpretation in context of the literature, limitations, and future work.

Conclusion

Short statement of findings and implications for further research and HIM practice.

 

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