Q: Which section is best to discuss the results of the research?

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Hello Charlotte – Welcome to the forum!

To get to your query straight away, while it’s best to only mention the results in the Results section of the manuscript, it’s best to discuss the results in the Discussion section. In the latter, you get a chance to analyze and dissect your findings, and toward the end, also talk about possible next steps for your research and/for other researchers studying the same topic. To make it easy to know what goes into Results vis-à-vis Discussion, here’s a simple infographic: 5 Differences between the results and discussion sections

And for more help on the two sections, you may refer to the following resources:

Hope that helps. All the best for your paper!