I have a question about how much detail to put in the SOP about past research. I did two large undergraduate projects, and I am not sure if two or three sentences summarizing each project is sufficient, or if it would be better to describe each in somewhat more detail--a longer paragraph that reads more like an abstract, and talks about the overall goal(s), methods used, findings, etc. These were both my own individual projects related to my advisors' work. What do people think? Do admissions committees want to read detailed descriptions of research projects (assuming the SOP word count restrictions permit it), or just more general summaries?
For my SOP I just explained what the topic of research was that I did, a small bit on how or what I used to do the research and what my results were. I'll just make something up to give you an idea of what I did.
"During my senior year I did research alongside Dr. Blackbeard in advanced psycho-hypnotic phenomena. Using a HIBS (High Intensity Brain Scanner) and unicorn extract we demonstrated an increase in telekinetic efficiency by generating levitation forces which were twice as strong while utilizing only marginally more cranial energy."