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Research project help - (Aug/31/2011 )

I've had some issues with my experiment so many changes were made to my original materials and methods. Should I report all changes in my methods section or should I save the changes for my discussion and mention them there only?
Thanks for any help


All changes should be in the methods section, so that people can reproduce your results elsewhere - putting changes in the discussion only would make it very hard to follow the method.

You can put something along the lines of: "Experiment X followed standard protocol Y with the following changes: change a, change b, change c..."