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Key skills: making a difference
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7.6.3 Explain results in relation to your work

You should be able to explain the results of your work, drawing attention to any patterns, trends or relationships you have identified. What are the consequences of your work? Does it support the hypotheses or assumptions you started with? How did you carry out your work? What lines of enquiry did you follow to reach your conclusions? Were there any dead-ends where you felt you could not make further progress, or particular insights that you felt helped you to understand your work better? You should be able to explain why you pursued some approaches but rejected others; what decisions did you make to keep you on track?

Time out

Remember to record those approaches that don't appear to lead anywhere, as well as those that do. Often there are insights to be gained from apparently unsuccessful attempts to solve a problem.