♦ Statement of purpose—what was studied and why.
♦ Description of the methodology (experimental group, control group, variables, test conditions, test subjects, etc.).
♦ Results (usually numeric in form presented in tables or graphs, often with statistical analysis).
♦ Conclusions drawn from the results.
♦ Footnotes, a bibliography, author credentials.
Hint: the abstract (summary) of an article is the first place to check for most of the above features. The abstract appears both in the database you search and at the top of the actual article.
Main Types of Qualitative Research