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A written text summarizes the common opening of Introduction section.

The I.M.R.D. (Introduction, Methodology, Results, and Discussion) structure is commonly utilized in research articles across various disciplines. The introduction and discussion sections, which are the focus of this article, are more analytical in nature compared to the methodology and results sections. In these sections, authors not only explain the significance of their study but also analyze and evaluate previous research.

  • Starting with the Introduction

The introduction section should begin with a general background of the research topic, which then narrows down to the specific research question. The aim is to provide readers with a context for understanding the study’s purpose and to identify existing issues or concerns. In our example, the author discusses lithium-ion batteries, their working principles, and their applications, as well as intrinsic issues involved in their usage.

  • Establishing the Problem and Solution

After providing the general background, the author introduces specific issues and concerns regarding the technology. They then propose a potential solution and evaluate its effectiveness. In this example, the author discusses the advantages and disadvantages of commercial separators and suggests using electrospinning as a technique to improve performance.

  • Analytical Language and Concluding Remarks

The introduction and discussion sections often contain analytical language, reflecting the authors’ judgment and evaluation of previous research. These statements emphasize the unique significance and contribution of the study. In our example, the author concludes that developing new separators with improved thermal stability, high electrolyte uptake ability, and thermal shutdown function is necessary, based on their evaluation of existing studies.

In summary, the introduction and discussion sections of a research article are essential for providing context, identifying problems, and proposing solutions. These sections are more analytical in nature, reflecting the authors’ critical evaluation of previous research and emphasizing the significance and value of their own study.

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