In the remainder of your thesis, this kind of information should be avoided, particularly if it has not been collected systematically.Tip: Do not spend too much time on your background and opening remarks before you have gotten started with the main text.
If you have received any grants or research residencies, you should also acknowledge these.
Note Your introduction has two main purposes: 1) to give an overview of the main points of your thesis, and 2) to awaken the reader’s interest.
Paradoxically, the more you limit the scope, the more interesting it becomes.
This is because a narrower scope lets you clarify the problem and study it at greater depth, whereas very broad research questions only allow a superficial treatment.
It is nevertheless a good idea to work on a draft continuously.
Writing a good summary can be difficult, since it should only include the most important points of your work.For example, do you want to spur emotions, or remain as neutral as possible? How does your opening paragraph shed light on what is to follow? One of the first tasks of a researcher is defining the scope of a study, i.e., its area (theme, field) and the amount of information to be included.Narrowing the scope of your thesis can be time-consuming.Most readers will turn first to the summary (or abstract).Use it as an opportunity to spur the reader’s interest.This section describes the main elements of a written thesis for the Norwegian bachelor’s and master’s degrees.Although the organising principles described here are most clearly relevant for empirical theses, much of the advice is also relevant for theoretical work.Please note that the formal requirements vary between different disciplines, and make sure to confer the guidelines that apply in your field.For the contents in the various sections you may also confer Organising your writing.It should make a good impression and convince the reader why the theme is important and your approach relevant. What is considered a relevant background depends on your field and its traditions.Background information might be historical in nature, or it might refer to previous research or practical considerations.