Q: What is the best way of stating the background of a study?

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I want to write the background of my study. Can you give me any tips or guidelines?

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The introduction of your research paper should provide a background of the study. This includes an explanation of the area of your research to set context for the problem at hand. This includes a detailed literature review in which you explain what previous studies state about the topic, discuss recent developments on the topic, and identify the gap in literature that has led to your study. You should also explain the problem that the study addresses and give a brief account of the history of the problem mentioning whether it has been addressed in any form before. This will lead up to the research question and the aims of your study.

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The introduction of the paper starts with the general introduction about the subject matter which is followed by the literature survey in which other author's work is discussed and the research gaps are pointed out. Then a subsection titled Motivation can be written in which your work is discussed based on the research gaps which then followed by contribution of the pape. It is given in point wise form.


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Present your topic and get the reader interested

Provide background or summarize existing research

Position your own approach

Detail your specific research problem

Give an overview of the paper’s structure


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