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

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

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Asked by Catherine Kisasa Muthonde
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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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Answered by Editage Insights
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Hi there!! I’m currently writing about comparison GDP growth of two different countries for background paper of research. So May you please give me some tips to write it?

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Answered by To Ta
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Am carrying out a study on employment of people with disabilities. Can you advise me on how to come up with a statement of the problem?

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Answered by akorio haron
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If you say, the background is about the previous study/research done, then what will be the literature review? One also need both while writing a thesis

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Answered by Arshad Shedayi
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what is the best way to improve marketing strategy?

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Hi guys ! I’m writing my thesis study about marketing strategy. Actually i have a tittle which is ”Enhancing strategies of Tea-Pop company through marketing mix analysis”. So May you please give me some tips to write it?

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Answered by Joseph Delos Reyes
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@Arshad: The literature review is generally a part of the background of the study. So, you start the background by explaining what is already known in the subject area in which you have conducted your research and use the literature review to substantiate and elaborate on the discussion.

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Answered by Kakoli Majumder
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hi my topic of discussion is waste influence on livelihood of people.how do i go about that on background of study

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Modern technology in business

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Answered by Shaira Miranda
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Background of the study in modern technology in business

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Answered by Shaira Miranda
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Hi im new here could you teach me how to make a background of the study about this topic campus values in maritime school rather universty

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Answered by ched delacruz
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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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