What does a good results section look like? The following sections contain my fictional example, which includes some of the most important items required in the results section, along with my brief comments in parentheses. In a real research paper, many of these points would be expanded with more statistical data provided than the few fictional results given. Remember, the materials and methods section has subsections, generally patients, study design, study drugs/interventions, study end points, and statistical analysis.4 All of these sections should appear in the results section. The statistical analysis section, however, is not a free-standing entity here, but all measures predefined in the statistical analysis section (mean, median, range, and 95% confidence interval, for example) would be provided in the appropriate sections (eg, patients and study end points sections).