Use a numbered list to display complete sentences or paragraphs in a series (e.g., itemized conclusions, steps in a procedure).
To create a numbered list, use the numbered list function of your word-processing program. This will automatically indent the list as well. Select the option for an Arabic numeral followed by a period but not enclosed in or followed by parentheses.
The following is an example of a numbered list:
Our hypotheses were as follows:
- Social media use would be associated with lower mood.
- Active participation in social media would be associated with higher mood than passive participation.
- Perceived meaningfulness of online activity would mediate the relationship between online activity and mood.