First impression is the last impression! This adage goes well with researchers. They should always keep it in my mind that the first chapter of their thesis or their dissertation, which is the Introduction Chapter, is pivotal for their success. So they should try to make it most reader-friendly as it is the chapter which will pass on their research motive to readers.
There are many students who find it challenging to develop effective content for this chapter. However, with a little grit and determination, it is not that difficult to mark a lasting expression in the mindset of readers.
Thus, the first job, in this effort, is to set the right base. The Introduction Chapter should set the base of the study by providing basic information which a reader requires. The initial thing which one should keep in mind is to give the background of the research and to explain about the problem and its practical implications. Thereafter, the researcher should discuss his methodology, principles and research design briefly to set the tone for research in reader’s mind.
The readers should also be well-informed about researcher’s goals and hypotheses as it will help them to understand his study’s findings and applications.
Secondly, the readers should know the aim and objective of the study. They should know why the researcher has chosen this study. So they should be made aware of the specific purpose which the study has adopted through this paper.
Therefore, it is important to maintain the orientation and focus on study. To bring in clarity for readers, the statement of researcher’s purpose or topic of subject should be written somewhere in first few lines of the chapter.
Thirdly the importance of the subject should be discussed. The readers should be made aware of different facts that make the papers important. They should also know about related researches that other people have been doing in the past. So try to add a context in the paper. Also, a background should be set for the study that is being pursued.
Explain why this project has been selected. Try picking up some landmark studies that are related and linked to the study. This can highlight the importance of the research in the wider scheme.
Lastly but not the least, certain relevant issues that exist in papers should always be addressed. If they seem important, they should be addressed and the readers should be informed about them.
Thus, the conclusion of this article is that the first chapter of your research that is the introduction chapter should be organised well to make a lasting impression in reader’s mind.