Question: Does most published research begin with abstracts containing major findings?
Answer: “Though most style guides advocate announcing principal findings in one’s introduction, in actual practice, few writers do so in physics and even fewer in educational psychology.” J Swals and H Najjan. 1987. P. 434.
Comment: That’s not very reader-friendly. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” RK Durst and JD Marshall. Research in the Teaching of English (December 1987), 422-443.