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Main Components of a Research in an Article or Thesis/Dissertation

Components of a Research Article

what are the components of a research article?

Main components of a research article or dissertation include;

  1. Abstract
  2. Introduction
  3. Literature Review
  4. Research Methodology
  5. Data Presentation/Analysis
  6. Conclusion
  7. References/Bibliography

It is important to keep in mind that different research types follow different formats. For example, research articles almost always include discussions on the above mentioned parts but they are not divided into separate chapters. However, dissertations have separate chapters on 2-6. Abstracts and references are added separately but they are not counted as chapters or list numbers. Therefore, the main components would look like:


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Literature Review

Chapter 3: Research Methodology

Chapter 4: Data Analysis

Chapter 5: Results and Conclusion



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