For example, we knew that the Creative Research Methods conference, like all general methods conferences, was likely to receive a majority of abstracts covering data collection methods.
So we stated up front, in the call for papers, that we knew this was likely, and encouraged potential presenters to offer creative methods of planning research, reviewing literature, analysing data, writing research, and so on.
Butin in his book "The Education Dissertation." "It is also what is most accessed by search engines and researchers conducting their own literature reviews" (2010).
The abstract is also called a An abstract serves the purpose of summarizing your research or making your case for a project (or grant funding) to be awarded to you.
It's not like writing a news lead—you don't want to tease your readers with unanswered questions to get them to read the article.
You want to hit the high points so that readers will know that your in-depth research is just what they are seeking out, without reading the whole piece at that moment.Also, the proposal requirements or the journal that you wish to be published in may have length requirements.Always follow guidelines you've received, as even minor errors can cause your paper or grant request to be rejected.I was surprised by how many potential presenters did this.If your presentation will include information about work you’ll be doing in between the call for papers and the conference itself (which is entirely reasonable as this can be a period of six months or more), then make that clear.The abstract is a summary and shouldn't have anything in it that's not in the paper itself.Neither is it the same as the introduction to your report, which sets out your thesis and your aims.The abstract also contains information about your conclusion. Mikael Berndtsson and colleagues advise, "A typical [informative] abstract is about 250-500 words.This is not more than 10-20 sentences, so you will obviously have to choose your words very carefully to cover so much information in such a condensed format." (Mikael Berndtsson, et al., "Thesis Projects: A Guide for Students in Computer Science and Information Systems," 2nd ed.Remember that conference organisers are trying to create as interesting and stimulating an event as they can, and variety is crucial. Unless your abstract is for a highly academic and theoretical conference, wear your learning lightly.Engaging concepts in plain English, with a sprinkling of references for context, is much more appealing to conference organisers wading through sheaves of abstracts than complicated sentences with lots of long words, definitions of terms, and several dozen references.