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7 moves in Methods

A brief lecture introduces 7 common moves in Methods section of RA

7 moves in Method

  1. Overview – Short summary of the research method, at or near the beginning of the Methods section.
  2. RQ – Research aims, questions, or hypotheses: a description of the research goals, the questions to be answered, or the hypotheses.
  3. Subjects/Materials – Description of the people(groups of people) – Description of the materials, equipment, etc.
  4. Location – Description of where the research took place and possible why.
  5. Procedure – Discussion of the process used to obtain the data that collected.
  6. Limitation – Focus on the shortcoming of the method, possibly accompanied by an explanation.
  7. Analysis – Description of how the data was analyzed.

[Reflection] Let’s reading for writing!!!

  • Can you identify any language feature in the Method section of your model article?
  • Is passive voice or active voice more dominant?
  • How the author switch the tenses between past and present?
  • Can you explain the tense switch?
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