What is an abstract?
An abstract provides an overview of the purpose and the contents of a paper including findings and conclusions. According to the Purdue OWL (2019), the abstract should contain "your research topic, research questions, participants, methods, results, data analysis, and conclusions." The abstract is typically brief and should only be about 250 words, but always follow instructions set by your instructor.
Format and content of an APA Abstract
Strategy for Writing your Abstract